The President of the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET) and a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, will deliver the Babcock University 2022 convocation lecture.
The convocation lecture, titled “Knowledge, Vision, Passion and Innovation in the Context of Nigeria’s Development”, will hold on Wednesday, July 27 2022 at the Babcock University Amphitheatre in Ilishan-Remi, Ogun State.
Kingsley Moghalu was Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, USA. He has also lectured at Harvard University, University of Oxford, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, London School of Economics, and the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
He was an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford for the Michaelmas Term of 2021.
As a Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 2009-2014 he led the implementation of banking and payment system reforms including digital payments and transactions on mobile phones, the introduction of the Bank Verification Number (BVN), and the introduction of Non-Interest (Islamic) Banking. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), and a member of the Boards of Directors of the CBN, Securities and Exchange Commission, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), and the Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based Alliance forbFinacial Inclusion, as well as the Monetary Policy Committee of the CBN.
Prof. Moghalu recently served as Special Envoy of the United Nations Development Program on Post-Covid Development Finance for Africa. He previously worked in the United Nations System for 17 years in international security, nation-building, development finance and diplomatic assignments in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Rwanda and Switzerland.
He obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in International Relations at the London School of Economics, the M.A. from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, the LL.B. (Honors) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the International Certificate in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management in London.
Prof. Moghalu holds several honors including the Nigerian National Honor of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB), Honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University), and the traditional title of Ifekaego of Nnewi Kingdom.
In a related development, the foremost America based Nigerian entrepreneur, Mr. John Olajide, will deliver the Babcock University 20th convocation speech on Sunday, July 31st at the university campus in Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State.
Olajide, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Axxess, the leading global care home technology company based in Texas, Dallas, USA.
A statement signed by BU Director of Marketing and Communication, Dr. Joshua Suleiman said in 2020, Olajide was the youngest-ever chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s board of directors and executive committee that successfully led the Dallas business community through the COVID-19 pandemic with remarkable achievements.
He serves on the board of the Presidential Precinct in the United States, which partners with the Mandela Washington Fellowship to engage and inspire emerging leaders to address challenges in their own countries.
Since its founding in 2007, Axxess has grown rapidly, with locations around the world, including Lagos, Nigeria. More than 9,000 organizations serving more than 3 million patients today are using its software and services to make care in the home easy and lives better.
Olajide maintains an active interest in Nigerian affairs. He recently made a multi-million-dollar commitment to support an agriculture project in Ekiti State and is an active investor in other sectors.
Suleiman disclosed that the university would be graduating 159 PhDs, 312 master and master of Philosophy candidates.