Ogho Okiti

Ogho Okiti is an economist, economics and strategy consultant, and OP-ED writer. His writings and consulting experiences cover the intersection of economics, business, strategy and political economy. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2003. His postdoctoral experiences have revolved around research, public policy, public policy commentary and providing public policy advice. He spent two years at the UK Office for National Statistics, London, where he worked on the improvements of measures of government output on social security, and adult and children's social services. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the Chief Economist and Chair Editorial board of BusinessDay Media Ltd. In this role, Dr. Okiti penned over 200 articles, reports, and analysis on many areas of public policy, including on the economy, fiscal policies, jobs, poverty, unemployment and education over a four-year period. For over three years he served at the Presidency under the office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President. During this period, he developed the critical understanding of the dynamic and integrated nature of policy-making, implementation and evaluation in an environment that not only involves, but also brings together heterogeneous activities. While in the Presidency he coordinated the Secretariat of Nigeria’s hosting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in 2014. As CEO of Time Economics, an economic consulting firm based in Abuja and focused on research, strategy and markets, he facilitates the Time Economics Monthly Breakfast Meeting, which holds every first Wednesday at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The event attracts senior government officials, top private sector participants and members of the diplomatic corps.

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