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              About Kingsley Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu is a global leader who has made contributions to the stability, progress and wealth of nations, societies and individuals across such domains as academia, economic policy, banking and finance, entrepreneurship, law, and diplomacy. As Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009-2014 he led the execution of extensive reforms in the Nigerian banking system after the global financial crisis. He was a member of the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee that brought inflation down into single digits.

As Professor of International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Massachusetts, USA he has taught, trained and inspired graduate students from more than 40 countries in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia, men and women who will go on to leadership roles in their countries in careers from business to government service, from non-profits to military intelligence.

Kingsley served as the Chairman of the Boards of Directors of the Nigerian-Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) and the Financial Institutions Training Center. He was also a Member of the Boards of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria, the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, and the global Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI).

He is the Founder & CEO of Sogato Strategies LLC, a global strategy, risk and macroeconomic advisory firm that has helped multinational corporations, global banks, private equity and asset management corporations make successful investments in emerging market countries. 

Kingsley previously worked for the United Nations for 17 years, leading successful work in national reconciliation and nation-building in fractured societies, risk management and management reform in the UN, and raising billions of dollars for social investments in developing countries by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Geneva. 

A visionary thinker and thought leader, he is the author of several books, an international keynote speaker at industry conferences, and a frequent commentator in the global media including CNN, BBC World TV, Bloomberg, and the Financial Times. 

A philanthropist, Kingsley founded the Isaac Moghalu Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides support for literacy, educational institutions, and access to education for underprivileged children in rural communities in Nigeria.

Kingsley was educated at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D., M.Phil.), The Fletcher School at Tufts University (M.A.), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (LL.B.), and the Institute of Risk Management in London, UK. He has completed executive leadership programs in economic transformation, macroeconomic management, global leadership, corporate governance, and strategy at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School, Wharton, Chicago Booth School of Business, and the International Monetary Fund Institute.

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Member of:

  • American Economic Association
  • Academy of International Business
  • American Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Global Association of Risk Professionals

Testimonials About Emerging Africa

Paul Collier

"Africans seriously analyzing Africa's opportunities are all too rare. Kingsley Moghalu writes with insight and authority."
Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

"Savvy. . . distinguished."
Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, Former Minister for Africa, Asia and the U.N., United Kingdom Foreign Office

Lord Malloch-Brown
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

"Unique in the depth of its insight, the ambition of its scope, and the clarity of its argument. Kingsley Moghalu brings a remarkable intellect and his vast experience to this tour de force on Africa's economic transformation. This is a truly weighty contribution to understanding Africa's developmental dilemma and its quest for a more prosperous future."
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Minister of Finance and Economy, Federal Republic of Nigeria

"Insightful and analytical. . . sheds instructive light on Africa's position in the world. It is a testament to the palpable optimism that encompasses Africa while frankly addressing the myriad challenges that lie ahead for its economic transformation."
Shashi Tharoor, Member of Parliament, Republic of India, Former Under-Secretary General, United Nations

Shashi Tharoor

Testimonials About the Isaac Moghalu Foundation (IMOF)

Bill Clinton

"Dear Kingsley,

I was pleased to learn of the establishment of your [Isaac Moghalu] Foundation. Literacy is a worthy cause, and I commend you for your efforts to promote education in Nigeria’s rural communities.

All the best to you.
Bill Clinton (42nd President of the United States)
May 17, 2006

“To me, one becomes significant only when his success transcends himself. Kingsley Moghalu has chosen to intervene through the Isaac Moghalu Foundation by supporting indigent families to send their children to school. This is a very bold and laudable action that should be emulated by all…”
Gen. Dr. Yakubu Gowon, GCFR,
Former Head of State of Nigeria, Chairman, Inauguration of the Isaac Moghalu Foundation, Nnewi, Nigeria
December 30, 2005

Gen. Dr. Yakubu Gowon

Other Testimonials

"On behalf of the Hilton Head World Affairs Council, I thank you for your recent visit and outstanding presentation. Over 500 members and guests were there to hear your cogent and exciting presentation — new and revealing information for all of us. Our speakers' program continues to be the hallmark of our WAC activities and your participation in it raised it a notch further.

"Thank you, Professor for being with us providing an excellent continuation of our 2015-2016 program year. I know you maintain an active schedule and we are grateful to you for scheduling time with us."
Lee J. Wilwerding
World Affairs Council of Hilton Head, South Carolina

"I was especially grateful for being able to read the wonderful article in the Dallas Morning News [“The Lessons of America for a Visitor from Nigeria”, Dallas Morning News opinion commentary, July 28, 1991] written by Kingsley Moghalu. That is a most perceptive, eloquent and cogent writing. Clearly, Kingsley Moghalu is a very wise and brilliant young man who should emerge as a world leader. All of us in America are indebted to him for his thought provoking observations."
Charles “Chuck” Porter Storey (Deceased)
Partner & Attorney at Law, Storey Armstrong Steger & Martin, PC, Dallas, Texas
August 12, 1991