Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been confirmed Guest Speaker at the 2017 edition of Goddy Jidenma Foundation (GJF) bi-annual Public Lecture.
Scheduled to take place on November 15, 2017 at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Victoria Island, Lagos, Moghalu would speak to ‘The Challenge of Economic Growth in Nigeria.’
Goddy Jidenma Foundation (GJF), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation was founded in 2007, in memory of Goddy Nwaolisa Jidenma an architect who lived most of his life in service to humanity.
Jidenma was a typical servant leader, while he lived. He was a student leader, served Anambra state in the capacities of Commissioner for Works & Housing and Commissioner for Commerce & Industry.
The objectives of the Foundation are to promote the spirit of selfless service and support ethical leadership initiatives, to celebrate the human essence, promote self-discovery among the youth, support philanthropic activities and significantly contribute to thought leadership in Nigeria and Africa.
The Foundation is led by a Board of Trustees comprising members who are visible in the Nigerian society and share these ideals. Pat Utomi, Chairman of the Foundation is a renowned political economist, public personality and Founder/ CEO of Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL).
The Foundation has embarked on several projects since its incorporation such as instituting prizes and awards in excellence and public speaking in several schools across the country. The schools include Loyola Jesuit College, Abuja, Birch Freeman High School Surulere, Pacelli School for the Blind, NnamdiAzikiwe Secondary School Abagana and Ezike High School Nibo, in Anambra State. It is engaged in philanthropy. It promotes thought leadership through its bi-annual Public Lecture series which focuses on strategic and contemporary issues.
Moghalu, guest speaker at GJF 2017 Lecture, served as Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Centre. He was also Member of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) and the global Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).
The 54-year-old professor of practice in International Business and Public Policy previously worked with the United Nations for 17 years at duty stations in New York, Cambodia, Croatia, Tanzania and Switzerland. He rose to the highest career rank of Director and led successful work in accountability and regulatory reform as a Member of the high-level Redesign Panel on the UN Internal Justice System appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2006 (at the political level rank of Under-Secretary-General) at the request of the UN General Assembly.
Moghalu was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where he obtained the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) degrees. He was also at the Fletcher School at Tufts University where he obtained Master of Art (M.A), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, LL.B. and the Institute of Risk Management in London, UK. He is an alumnus of executive education programmes at Harvard Kennedy School, Wharton; Harvard Business School; and the International Monetary Fund Institute.
He is the recipient of several honours including the Nigerian national honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) of Nigeria, and the Honorary Doctorate, Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Honoris Causa awarded him by Anambra State University.