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Nigeria: Meet The Newly Nominated Central Bank of Nigeria Governor And His Deputies

 Meet the newly nominated Central Bank of Nigeria @cenbank


Governor and his Deputies:


- Mr. Olayemi Cardoso


- Mr. Muhammad Dattijo


- Mr. Philip Ikeazor.


Mr Olayemi Cardoso, the former chairman of Citibank Nigeria, is a distinguished leader in the financial and development sectors with over 30 years' experience in the private, public and not-for-profit organisations. With diverse corporate governance experience, Mr Cardoso has also sat on the boards of Nigerian subsidiaries of Texaco and Chevron and chaired the board of EFINA, a financial sector development organisation supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Mr Cardoso served in government as the first Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget for Lagos State, where he championed the financial reform process which led to the state's development of independent tax revenues.
In his capacity as a consultant and policy expert, Yemi has advised and collaborated with major international development organisations including the World Bank, Ford Foundation, UN Habitat, World Health Organization and the Swedish Development Foundation. Mr Cardoso started his banking career with Citibank where he eventually rose to the position of Vice President leaving to co-found Citizens International Bank where he was an Executive Director for eight years.
He is the recipient of several awards including an honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from Aston University, his alma mater, and the Global Distinguished Alumni award from Citi. Mr Cardoso obtained a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School where he was a Mason Fellow.


Independent Non-Executive Director Philip Ikeazor has over 30 years' experience in the financial services industry. He has held various board positions notably as the CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, CEO of Ecobank Kenya Limited, Executive Director, Union Bank Nigeria, Director of Union Bank UK PLC, and Director of the Orient Bank Uganda. Philip also served as a member of the governing board of ICRISAT -International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India (a member of the World Bank-led Consultative Group on International Agric. Research).
Philip has a BSc. Economics from the University of Buckingham UK. He is an Alumnus of Wharton-CEIBS-IESE Business School Global CEO Programme and attended executive programmes at Harvard Business School and Wharton School of Business. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Fellow Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
Full Name: Muhammed Sani Abdullahi (Dattijo)
Highly accomplished development economist with over two decades of expertise in policy formulation, public finance, and project implementation. Renowned as the former Kaduna Central Senatorial candidate of the APC in the 2023 elections, Muhammed has held pivotal roles in international organizations, state government, and academia.
Doctoral Candidate - Henley Business School, Reading University, United Kingdom Research Focus: Global Value Chains, Informality, and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Policy Adviser - Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General Integral member of the team responsible for designing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Provided invaluable policy insights during his tenure in New York.
Member - World Bank Expert Advisory Council on Citizen EngagementContributed strategic counsel to the World Bank's initiatives on citizen engagement. Leveraged extensive experience to shape effective approaches to development.
Commissioner of Planning and Budget - Kaduna State Formulated and executed
development policies for over five years. Orchestrated a state fiscal strategy, overseeing an annual budget of approximately $700 million.
Chief of Staff Office of the State Governor, Kaduna State Led the design, coordination, and implementation of government policies across all sectors. Provided critical support to the Governor in decision-making and governance.
Chairman - Infrastructure Council, Kaduna State
Oversaw the most extensive infrastructure expansion in the state's history.
Coordinated economic and social infrastructure development across all 23 Local Governments.
Education: Public Engagements: Former Kaduna Central Senatorial candidate of the APC in the 2023 elections.
Active participant in international forums and discussions on development economics.
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