Mr. Godwin Emefiele CON, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was a pioneer staff of Zenith Bank Plc and served as the Chief Executive officer and Group Managing Director of the bank prior to his appointment at the CBN. Before commencing his banking career over 23 years ago, he lectured Finance, Bank Management and Insurance at the University of Nigeria and University of Port Harcourt. He holds a B.Sc. and an MBA in Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Mr. Olusegun Aganga CON, Minister of Trade & Investment, was appointed by President Jonathan as Minister of Finance from April 2010 to June 2011. He is credited with the establishment of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) in Nigeria. In July 2011, he was redeployed by the President to the Ministry of Trade and Investment. He previously worked in Arthur Young in Nigeria, Ernst & Young in London, and Goldman Sachs International in London, where he was Managing Director. Aganga was educated at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained a B.Sc. Degree in Biological Sciences in 1977 and the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, where he obtained a degree in Theology in 2000. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983.
Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director General, National Pension Commission was previously a Consultant to the Bioresources Development and Conservation Program, Maryland and also served as a Legal Advisor/Marketing Executive at AS Financial Services, UK. Anohu-Amazu obtained an LL.B degree from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus in 1996, a B.L from the Nigerian Law School in 1997 and an LL.M in Computer and Communications Law from the London School of Economics in 2000. She also studied in many prestigious institutions such as the Columbia University Graduate School in 2008, the J. F. Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University in 2007 and the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.
Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Minister of Communication Technology, was Country Managing Director of Accenture, Nigeria prior to her ministerial appointment. She has over 25 years consulting experience and has worked with a cross-section of companies in a variety of industries. Omobola is also the founding Chairperson and member of Board of Trustees of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ), a non-governmental organisation that seeks to improve the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increase the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organisations. Omobola holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester and a Masters degree in Digital Electronics from King's College, London. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree from Cranfield University; her research focuses on corporate leadership practices in emerging markets.
Professor Anil K. Gupta, International Expert on Strategy, Globalisation and Emerging Markets, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy, globalization and entrepreneurship. He is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s “most influential living management thinkers” and has been named by The Economist as one of the world's "superstars" in a cover story on "Innovation in Emerging Economies." He is one of only three professors in the world to have been elected by his peers as a Lifetime Fellow of all three of the most prestigious bodies in the field – Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and Academy of International Business, with a combined membership of over 25,000 scholars worldwide. Anil serves as a columnist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek, as a Contributing Editor for Chief Executive magazine and as a contributor to HBR.org. He is an elected member of the board of directors of Origene Technologies and earlier served on the boards of Omega Worldwide, Vitalink Pharmaceutical Services, NeoMagic Corporation and TiE-DC. Anil is a distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. He has served as the INSEAD Chaired Professor in Strategy and as a visiting professor at Stanford University as well as Dartmouth College. He received a doctorate from Harvard Business School, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur.