Governor of central bank of Nigeria
Godwin Emefiele is the Governor of the (CBN) Central Bank of Nigeria. Before he joined the CBN, he spent over twenty six years in commercial banking culminating in his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank PLC and Group Managing Director, one of largest banks in Nigeria with over 7,000 staff and about US$3.2 billion in shareholders funds with subsidiaries in Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ghana, Gambia, China, and UK.
Under Emefiele’s leadership, Zenith Bank had strong its position as a number one leading financial institution in Africa, winning recognition and endorsement at home and abroad for large strides in key performance areas like service delivery, corporate governance and deployment of cutting-edge ICT.
Before he started banking, he was once a lecturer in Finance and Insurance in two Nigerian Universities. Mr Emefiele has a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and he is also an alumnus of Harvard, Stanford Universityand Wharton Graduate Schools of Business where he studied courses in Service Excellence, Negotiation, Critical Thinking, Strategy and Leading Change