Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is the Senior Advisor of Lazard and the chair elect of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation, GAVI. She was the former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance of Nigeria and also a past Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria. Dr.Okonjo-Iweala was previously the Managing Director of World Bank and also serves as a member of numerous boards including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). She joined CSEA Board in 2015 as its Chairperson.


Dr. Bright Okogu

Dr. Okogu is the Executive Director, African Development Bank (AfDB) for Nigeria and Sao Tome and Principe. He was previously the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Nigeria. He has held senior roles at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He joined the Board in 2008 and is a member of the Resource Mobilization and Programmes Committee.


Etigwe Uwa, SAN

Barr. Uwa is a Managing Partner in StreamSowers & Kohn, a leading law firm in Nigeria. Mr Uwa is a highly respected member of the Nigerian legal community. He joined the Board in 2008 as its Secretary and is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee.


Mrs. Jane Ebong

Mrs. Jane Ebong is a professional Public Relations Expert. She has held senior roles in the Nigerian Civil Service and recently retired as head of the Corporate Relations Unit of the NETCO, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). She joined the board in 2008 as its Treasurer and is a member of the Finance and Administration Committee.


Dr. Menachem Katz

Dr. Katz was the Associate Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA). He previously worked at the International Monetary Fund where he headed IMF Missions to several African Countries,including Nigeria. He joined the Board in 2015 as chair of the Resource Mobilization and Programmes Committee.


Dr. Nwanze Okidegbe

Dr. Okidegbe was the Chief Economic Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan (from 2011-2015). He has authored several publications in Economics, Public Policy and Strategy. Prior to this, Dr. Okidegbe worked at the World Bank and retired as a senior Public Policy and Strategy Adviser. He joined CSEA's board in 2015 as a member of the Resource Mobilization and Programmes Committee .


Ms. Zouera Youssoufou

Ms. Youssoufou is the Managing Director/Chief Operating Officer, Dangote Foundation. She was previously the World Bank Country Manager for Gabon, Equatorial Guinea and Sao Tome and Principe and the Global Head of IFC Women in Business at the International Finance Corporation (IFC). She joined CSEA's Board in 2015 as a member of the Resource Mobilization and Programmes Committee.


Mr. Bonaventure Mbida-Essama

Mr. Mbida-Essama is the Chief Executive Officer at the Nelson Mandela Institution. He had previously held senior positions at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC). He joined CSEA's Board in 2015 as Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee.

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