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Dr Eric Kehinde Ogunleye, Advisor to the Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, African Development Bank Group

Eric Kehinde Ogunleye is the Advisor to the Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex of the African Development Bank Group. He is the Manager of the Chief Economist and Vice President’s from office and coordinates the work program of the six departments in the Complex. He has over 10 years of post-doctoral work experience, spanning international development, private sector, public sector, and academic.

Before joining the Bank, Eric worked with DAI International, posted to serve as the Technical Adviser (Policy and Planning) to the Nigerian Honorable Minister of Budget and National Planning, where he assisted in articulating the Nigeria Economic Recovery and Growth Plan. He was a long-term consultant Country Macroeconomist at the Nigeria Country Department of the African Development Bank. Earlier, he served as Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria, focusing on international trade and finance and later as Special Adviser to the Chief Economic Adviser to the President of Nigeria, responsible for policy research and advisory portfolios on diverse socioeconomic issues. He was a Research Fellow at the African Center for Economic Transformation where he engaged in providing policy research and advisory services for African governments, especially on economic transformation issues. Other previous experiences spanned UNU-WIDER in Helsinki as well as UNCTAD and WTO in Geneva, in addition to teaching and research experience in the University of Calabar, Nigeria.

His key research interests are international trade and finance, natural resource management, and structural transformation, among others. His works have been published in reputable scientific journals and by world-renowned publishers that include Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Ashgate.

Eric obtained his B.Sc. Economics (First Class honours) from the University of Calabar, Nigeria (2001), his M.Sc. in Economics (2005), and PhD in Economics (2008) from the University of Ibadan, moderated and funded through the prestigious African Economic Research Consortium’s Collaborative PhD Program.  

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