BIRTH NAME: Godwin Emefiele
DATE OF BIRTH: 4 August 1961
OCCUPATION: Banker, (Cbn Governor since 2014)
MARITAL STATUS: Married
Godwin Emefiele is the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He served as Chief Executive officer and Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc before he was appointed by president Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Mr Godwin Emefiele, the incoming CBN Governor, was born in Lagos Nigeria. He hails from Ika South Delta State. He is married with two children. He had his primary education at Government Primary School, Victoria Island, formerly Ansar-U-Deen Primary School, Igbosere, Lagos and passed out in June 1973.
He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in June 1978 at Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos. He proceeded to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he obtained his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) (Second Class Upper) Finance & Banking in June 1984. There after in October 1986 he obtained his MBA as the Best Graduating Student in Finance the same university.
He went on to deepen his knowledge of Macroeconomics at Oxford University having obtained various qualifications and Executive Education studies in Negotiation, Strategy, Leadership, Critical Thinking, Delivering Value/Profit from Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Business School.
CAREER AND LIFE
Before he became Group Managing Director, Godwin also worked as the
Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial
Control and Strategic Planning of Zenith Bank Plc. The new Governor of
the Central Bank of Nigeria has over eighteen years of banking
experience and has been with right from the scratch .
Before he started
working with the bank , he was a lecturer at University of Nigeria
Nsukka, and University of Port Harcourt, respectively where he lectured
Finance and Insurance before he finally decided to go into banking full.
Emefiele serves as Director of ACCION Microfinance Bank Limited . The
Governor of the Central Bank , Godwin Emefiele has lost his mother
named Mrs Alice Ohumagholem Emefiele and she has been
laid to rest on the 3rd of April, this years 2016 . She was buried in in
Agbor, Delta State after her Christian/traditional wake keep which
happened the previous day.
Some popular faces in attendance of the
burial ceremony was Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie
Obiano, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, African richest man
, Aliko Dangote, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Prof. Ben Ayade, His Royal
Majesty Kiagborkuzi the I and many other famous personalities .
|Godwin and with the president|