CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Biography , Age, Education, Career and Net Worth

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Biography

Godwin Emefiele is a Nigerian economist and banker . He was appointed the 12th governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by President Jonathan in 2014. Godwin Emefiele was born on 4th August 1961 in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Godwin Emefiele Profile


Godwin Emefiele

Real Name

Godwin Emefiele

Date of Birth

4th August 1961


59 years (2020)

State of Origin

Delta, Nigeria




Known For

12th Governor OG CBN




Margaret Emefiele

Net Worth

$2.5 million

Educational Background

Godwin Emefiele attended Government Primary School, Victoria Island where he obtained his a First School Leaving Certificate in 1973.

He obtained his SSCE certificate in 1978 from Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Ikeja, Lagos.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Education

In 1984, Emefiele obtained a B.Sc in finance from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). He obtained an MBA in finance from UNN in 1986 and an honorary doctorate degree in Business Administration from UNN.

He graduated from Executive Education at Stanford University, Harvard University and Wharton School of Business in 2004 and 2006 respectively.

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Godwin Emefiele was a lecturer of Finance and Insurance at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt respectively.

He has over 18 years in the Nigerian Banking sector. He was an Executive Director in charge of Corporate Banking, Treasury, Financial Control and Strategic Planning in Zenith Bank.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Career and appointment as CBN Governor

In 2001, Emefiele was the Deputy Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc.

He was Chief Executive officer and Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc.

He was an executive director at Zenith Bank Gambia and ACCION Microfinance Bank Limited.

Appointment as CBN Governor

Emefiele was appointed the Governor of Central Bank by President Jonathan in 2014. He took over from Sarah Alade who was the acting governor of CBN.

Emefiele supervised the interventionist currency policy where billions of dollars was pumped into forex market to mask pressure on Naira and prevent devaluation.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele Net Worth and Wife

In 2018, he was appointed Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Governors at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and a Member of the Governing Board, International Islamic Liquidity Management Corporation (IILM).

In 2019, Emefiele was appointed for a second term in office by President Buhari. His appointment was confirmed by the Nigerian senate.

Personal life

Godwin Emefiele is married to Margaret Emefiele with children. He is a christian from Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

Godwin Emefiele Net Worth

Godwin Emefiele is estimated to worth $2.5 million

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