She retired from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as Deputy Governor, Economic Policy in 2017 after 23 years in the apex bank. She also acted briefly in 2014 as Governor of the CBN. Prior to her appointment as Deputy Governor in 2007, she gained broad Central Banking and Financial System experience in various roles at the Bank.
She joined the Bank as an Assistant Director in the Research Department, where she served as head of the State Government Finance Office, head of the Federal Government Office, and head of the Fiscal Analysis Division at various times before being appointed Director, Banking Operations Department in 2004.
Dr. Alade attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, where she obtained a BSc (Hons) degree in Economics in 1976 and a Master of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1983, and a PhD Management Science (Operations Research), from the University of Ilorin in 1991.
Dr. Alade was Chairman of Financial Market Dealers Quotations (FMDQ) and Chairman of African Finance Corporation.
She is currently a member of the Investment Committee of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF) and an Advisory Panel Member of G20 Contact with Africa (CWA).
Dr. Brown sits on the board of the Professional Women’s Network. She is an international speaker who has spoken at numerous global conferences, a multiple international award winner with many publications to her credit. She currently teaches Economics and Finance at the School of Politics, Policy and Governance in Nigeria.
The Flying Doctors Healthcare Investment Company (FDHIC) focuses on technology-enabled healthcare with public private partnerships (PPP) in Africa.
Mr. Ezire also supported the development of the FCT Health Insurance Operational Guideline. He is currently working in three Nigeria States and the FCT to strengthen and reposition the States’ Health Insurance Scheme and Primary Health Care Development Boards in readiness to assess the Basic Health Care Provision Fund and also improve access to health in a bid to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). He has successfully sustained and increased the HP+ Nigeria scope and budget, maintaining a very good relationship with the donor, his organisation and his team.
Mr. Ezire has substantial experience in governance, health systems including health financing and advocacy, FP and MNCH.
He was the first Vice President of SOGON from November 2017 to 2020. Until January 2017, he was the Country Project Manager for the EngenderHealth Fistula Care Plus project funded by USAID. He was the Deputy Chief of Party to another USAID funded 5-year (2009- 2014) MNCH project, the Targeted States High Impact Project (TSHIP) implemented in Bauchi and Sokoto States. He was also Chief Medical Director at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, one of the largest hospitals in the country.
Dr. Sadauki is the Director to the SOGON subgrant on the Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health Project (PACFaH) implemented by dRPC funded by BMGF. This is a social accountability capacity building project designed to enable 7 Nigerian civil society organisations to advocate to the executive and legislature in the domains of policy; budgetary compliance and regulatory reform in 4 important issue areas. All these development projects and activities have exposed him to prospects and challenges associate with maternal and reproductive and sexual rights especially in my geopolitical region, the Northern Nigeria.
He is passionate about bringing innovative and inclusive approaches to healthcare delivery in Africa, supporting reforms to rethink and redesign the way primary healthcare services are financed and delivered. His work spans alternative financing models for healthcare infrastructure, institutionalising quality in healthcare and mainstreaming gender in the health sector.
Olumide undertook graduate studies at the London School of Economics/LSHTM and University of Oxford -Said Business School where he earned master’s degrees in Health Policy, Planning & Financing and Major Programme Management (MPM) respectively. He also graduated with an MBA from the Said Business School at the University of Oxford. He brings to healthcare an uncommon combination of skills in healthcare as a practitioner and expertise in management of complex projects.
His principal area of expertise is in the political economy of UHC, with a focus on advising political leaders and governments on how to plan, finance and implement national UHC reforms. He has previously worked as a Senior Health Economist with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Health Organisation, advising numerous governments in Asia, Africa and Europe on health financing policy and health systems reforms.
He holds a BA degree in Natural Sciences and Economics from the University of Cambridge and a MBA, from the University of Leeds.
Yosolaoluwa had previously worked as Economic Adviser to a former Governor of Ogun State of Nigeria (2003-2011). She has many years of professional experience in audit, accounting, project management, systems design and development, privatisation and commercialization, donor coordination, and so forth. She is an insightful, focused, energetic, dependable, and passionate personality.
She is a Graduate of the University of Lagos, a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School, United States.
Yemi grew up on the campus of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) but started her university education at the University of Lagos. She has a first degree in Mathematics & Economics from the University of Virginia; an MSc in Development Studies from The London School of Economics (LSE) and an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School.
EiE is a non-partisan network of individuals and organisations committed to building a culture of good governance & public accountability in Nigeria through active citizenship. The organisation has led various advocacy campaigns including its flagship #RSVP: Register |Select |Vote |Protect Campaign promoting voter education and participation. It is also involved in the #OpenNASS campaign calling for accountability and transparency in the National Assembly. To mark its 5th anniversary in 2015, it started the ‘Office of the Citizen’ Campaign, which is focused on teaching citizens their rights & responsibilities as they occupy the highest office in the land.
She is currently the Nigeria Country Director at Pathfinder International where she provides overall strategic leadership and oversees the programmatic and operational management of Pathfinder activities in Nigeria. Prior to this role, Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi served as the Technical Director for the USAID-funded Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector Plus (SHOPS Plus) family planning project in Nigeria and a Senior Technical Advisor with the International Development Division of Abt Associates. She was also the Associate Deputy National Program Manager and Director of Service Delivery for the DFID funded £148million Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS2) project in Nigeria.
Dr Amina Aminu Dorayi served as a Reputational Capital Advocate for Abt Associates. She also represented more than 600 Abt employees of the Africa region when she was elected the Africa Region Representative for the Employee Advisory Council (EAC) of Abt Associates. Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi was also the Service Quality Improvement and Reproductive Health Advisor for the PATHS2 project and in this position, she provided leadership in designing and implementing quality improvement interventions for Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) both at the national level and in project states.
Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi is an Independent Review Panel member for the Internet Society Foundation where she reviews, rates, and recommends funding applications for the foundation. She is also a Steering Committee member of Women in Global Health Nigeria Chapter and she serves on the Advisory Board of Family Empowerment Media, an international organisation focused on enabling informed family planning decisions through radio-based communication.
Dr. Amina Aminu Dorayi is a Matron of the West African Chapter of the ECOWAS Youth Parliament and a Fellow of the African Institute of Public Health Professionals.
Prior to joining UNDP, he worked for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a former banker and a Central Banker having served the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in the Economic Research Department. He has to his credit several research articles presented at high-level international conferences and published in reputed refereed journals. He is also a regular independent reviewer for many journals. He holds a PhD in economics from Boston University, MA, USA and a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics from University of Kelaniya.
She serves on the boards of PLAN International Nigeria and OXFAM International.
Dr. Obi is a health development consultant and has served as Long Term Technical Assistant on a Health Systems Strengthening Project for Family Health International (USA), the Global HIV/AIDs Initiative in Nigeria (GHAIN) Project, and is a Short-Term Technical Assistant/National Consultant to several international and local organisations on assignments in Nigeria.
He is a member of the Nigerian Medical Association, Chairman of the Association of Public Health Physicians (APHPN) Enugu State Chapter. He is Deputy National Representative (for Nigeria) of the International Association for Communications in Healthcare (EACH), and an Associate Fellow of the African Heritage Institution (AHI).
He is published in several peer-reviewed journals, having presented papers in both local and international health conferences.
She is a foremost professional with broad public health knowledge, working to impact health systems as a vehicle to provide sustainable development and results. She is a team player who leads by building consensus among her team, is passionate about developing people and is a good listener. As a person, she believes that strong systems provide sustainable development and results.
Dr. Edu is a multiple award winner, a philanthropist and a technocrat who has served in different capacities under various governments. She was former National Chairman of Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum where she coordinated cooperation and unison among Commissioners for Health to effectively serve their States in leading public health initiatives at the state level.
As the Honourable Commissioner for Health, he is responsible for the development of and provides oversight on the implementation of innovative and sustainable programmes, towards fulfilling the State’s Universal Health Coverage.
Prior to becoming a Public Servant, Dr Filani was the Technical Director for Nigeria’s Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) initiative. He was also the Senior Technical Advisor to the former Minister of Health, Professor Isaac F. Adewole. In these roles, he provided leadership for the strategic implementation of nationwide initiatives, led engagements with political and health leaders across states, as well as international and local partners.
Dr. Filani also worked in the United Kingdom, providing analytical support to the NHS, pharmaceutical companies and charity organisations.
At Nigeria Health Watch, she oversees all programme activities, and leads implementation of the Prevent Epidemics project focused on advocacy for sustained funding for epidemic preparedness and response.