Dr Charles Chinedu Okeahalam

Dr Charles Chinedu Okeahalam is a Nigerian economist and businessman. He has worked in both the private and public sectors, and has lectured at universities on the African continent. He co-founded the investment firm AGH Capital Group in 2002. 

Okeahalam has also worked as a policymaker in a number of African countries. He has led a number of initiatives, such as revision of prudential regulatory framework, deposit insurance schemes, capital market development and financing transnational infrastructure networks. 

Okeahalam began his career as an investment analyst in Britain in 1986. He has served as adviser to a number of central banks, government ministries, the World Bank and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. 

He was a professor of banking and finance at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Between 1997 and 1998, he was financial institutions adviser to the Bank of Namibia, and banking and finance professor at the University of Namibia. 

From 1999 to 2002, Okeahalam served as lead adviser to the South African Reserve Bank. He also worked as an economic adviser to the ANC-led government.