Prof. Kingsley Moghalu

Professor Kingsley Moghalu is the Founder of Sogato Strategies, a global emerging markets investment advisory and facilitation firm, and the Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation (IGET), a public policy think tank. He served as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009 to 2014, leading the execution of extensive reforms in the Nigerian banking sector and the payments system, and was subsequently appointed Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in the Council on Emerging Markets Enterprises at The Fletcher School, and was an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, for the Michaelmas Term of 2021 (October-December 2021) He recently served as Special Envoy of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on Post-Covid Development Finance for Africa.


Professor Moghalu previously worked in the United Nations system for 17 years in political, legal and external affairs roles at the UN Secretariat Headquarters in New York and in duty stations in Cambodia, Croatia, Rwanda, and Switzerland, rising to the rank of Director. He is the author of a number of books including Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter (Penguin). Professor Moghalu obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations at the London School of Economics, the M.A. at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and the LL.B. degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also holds the Certificate in Risk Management from the Institute of Risk Management in London, and received executive education in leading economic growth and transformation, corporate governance, and macroeconomic management from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School, and the International Monetary Fund Institute.


Kingsley Moghalu is a philanthropist and the Founder of the Isaac Moghalu Foundation, which supports women and under-privileged children and youth in rural communities in Nigeria with access to education and skills, and supports disadvantaged educational institutions with educational infrastructure. He holds several honours and distinctions including the Nigerian national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), and the degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Honoris Causa from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (Anambra State University) in Nigeria.


He was a presidential candidate in Nigeria’s general elections in 2019.

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