- Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance of Nigeria (2011-2015)
AB in Economics, Harvard University; PhD in Regional Economics and Development, MIT. 2003-06, with Nigerian government: Finance Minister, then Foreign Affairs Minister. 2006-07, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution. With World Bank: 21 years as Development Economist; Country Director, Malaysia, Mongolia, Laos and Cambodia; Director of Operations, Middle East; Director of Institutional Change and Strategy; Vice-President and Corporate Secretary. Since 2011, Minister of Finance; currently also Coordinating Minister for the Economy. Founder: NOI-Gallup Polls; Centre for the Study of Economies of Africa (C-SEA). Co-Founder, Makeda Fund. Chairman, Nelson Mandela Institution. Member of numerous boards and advisory groups including: ONE Campaign; Centre for Global Development; Rockefeller Foundation; World Resources Institute; Young Global Leaders Foundation, World Economic Forum. Founding Member, African Institutes of Science and Technology. Recipient of honours and awards.