Dr Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, born in Nigeria, is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in charge of the Financial System Stability (FSS) Directorate.
He has led the implementation of far-reaching reforms to enhance the quality and stability of banks and other financial institutions and the management of systemic risk to Nigeria’s banking system.
Dr Moghalu is a member of the Board of Directors, the Monetary Policy Committee and the Committee of Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria and is a member of the President of Nigeria’s Economic Management Team.
He is a member of the board of directors of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) as well as Chairman of the board of directors of the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC). He served as Chairman of the board of NEXIM Bank from 2009 to 2011.
He obtained the LL.B. (Honours) degree in law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1986, the B.L. (Barrister at Law) from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, an M.A. from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, USA, and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE) at the University of London, UK. He also obtained an International Certificate in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management, London, UK.
He is also an alumnus of executive education programs on leading economic growth and transformation and on corporate governance at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Business School respectively, and on macroeconomics and financial sector management at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Institute.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Dr Moghalu was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sogato Strategies SA, a risk management and strategy consultancy firm in Geneva, Switzerland.
He was also the Executive Director of the Swiss-Africa Business Roundtable, and served as a member of the global board of directors of Opportunities Industrialization Centers International, Inc., USA.
He previously worked for the United Nations for 17 years in legal, management and strategic planning posts at duty stations in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania, and Switzerland rising to the rank of a Director in the Organization.
In 2006 the Secretary-General of the United Nations appointed Dr Moghalu a member of the high-level Redesign Panel on the United Nations Internal Justice System, an assignment at the level of Under-Secretary-General.
Dr Moghalu was the Head and Director of Global Partnerships and a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Geneva-based Global Fund.
He was Legal Advisor and the Spokesman of the United Nations International Tribunal for Rwanda at Arusha, Tanzania and served as a Political Advisor at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and in UN missions in Cambodia and Croatia.
Dr Moghalu was a Country Risk Analyst for Political Risk Services (PRS), Research Assistant in the Global Political Economy Program at The Fletcher School, Tufts University where he was the Joan Gillespie Fellow, General Counsel of Newswatch Communications Ltd, Lagos, and Legal Officer (National Youth Corps Scheme), Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd.
Dr Moghalu is the author of Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s ‘Last Frontier’ Can Prosper and Matter.
Dr. Moghalu has been a frequent keynote speaker and guest lecturer at numerous global forums.
He has received several honours including the Nigerian national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and Rotary International Distinguished Service Award.