Godwin Emefiele is the New CBN Governor

Following the suspension of Sanusi Lamido from his position as the Governor of Nigeria’s apex bank

Senate on Wednesday 26th of March, 2014 confirmed the appointment of Zenith Bank boss Godwin Emefiele, as the new Central Bank Governor to replace Lamido Sanusi

President has nominated Adelabu Adekoya to become the new Deputy Governor of the Central Bank.

Mr. Emefiele has over eighteen years of banking experience. He served as Director at Zenith Bank Plc and Zenith Bank (Gambia) Limited. Before commencing his banking career, he had lectured Finance and Insurance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and University of Port Harcourt, respectively.

The CBN governor served as Director of ACCION Micro-finance Bank Limited. He is also an alumnus of Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University (2004) and Wharton Graduate Schools of Business (2005). He holds a B.Sc Degree in 1984 and an MBA Degree in Finance in 1986, both from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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