Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo is a Nigerian Professor of Economics, politician, former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)and governor of Anambra state. He was a Board if Director at the Central Bank of Nigeria prior to his appointment as CBN Governor. Soludo was born on 28th July 1960 in Aguata LGA, Anambra State.
Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Date of Birth
28th July 1960
60 years (2021)
State of Origin
Economist , politician
All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA)
In 1984, Charles Soludo obtained a degree in a Economics from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). He was the best graduating student.
In 1987, he obtained a masters degree in Economics from the same university. He obtained a doctorate degree in economics from UNN in 1989.
In 1998, Soludo was appointed a professor of economics.
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Soludo is an expert in the business of macroeconomics
Soludo have been a visiting scholar for various international organizations and institutions like the International Monetary Fund, the University of Cambridge, the Brookings Institution, the University of Warwick, and the University of Oxford.
He worked as a visiting professor at Swarthmore College (USA)
He worked as a consultant for international organisations, including The World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the United Nations Development Programme.
In 1999, Soludo became a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
In 2003, Soludo was appointed the Chief Economic Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo and subsequently Chief Executive of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria.
Soludo was appointed the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria in 2004. He was the 8th indigenous governor of Central Bank and the 9th Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.
Soludo handed over to Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in 2009.
In 2009, Soludo picked nomination form to run for Anambra State Governor under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He however lost to the incumbent governor Peter Obi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Soludo left Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
He picked nomination form to run for the 2013 governorship election under APGA but was however disqualified by the APGA screening committee.
In 2019, Soludo was appointed as a as a member of the Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to President Buhari.
Soludo picked nomination form to run for the Governor of Anambra State under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2021 Anambra state governor election.
In November 2021, Soludo defeated Valentine Ozoigbo of PDP and Andy Uba of APC to be elected the 21st governor of Anambra state.
In March 2022, Soludo was sworn in as the governor of Anambra State.
Professor Charles Soludo is married to Nonye Chukwuma with children
Soludo Net Worth
Soludo’s exact Net Worth is currently unknown. However, various media reports estimated his net worth to be between $1-5million.