Full Name
Okechukwu Umeano
Job Title
Head, Office of the Chief Economist
SEC (Nigeria)
Speaker Bio
Okey presently heads Office of the Chief Economist at the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria. Prior to joining the SEC in 2016 as Head of Risk Management, he spent thirteen years in various roles at the Central Bank of Nigeria, including helping manage tens of billions of dollars in reserve assets and macro prudential stress testing, helping ensure financial system stability.

Okey holds the CFA charter, is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and a Financial Risk Manager. He earned an MBA, an MSc. in Financial Management and is presently working towards a PhD in finance.

In his spare time, he tutors candidates for CFA, FRM, and ACCA exams, volunteers as chair of the membership committee of the local society of chartered financial analysts, and writes a monthly column in AB AFR, ACCA’s member magazine.
Okechukwu Umeano