Oluwole S. Oduyemi

Mr. Oluwole Oduyemi is a retired Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting and a Masters degree in International Banking and Finance from the Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. He became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK/Nigeria) in 1989.

He started his banking career with a brief stint with Barclays Bank BDO (Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.), after which he joined the Central Bank of Nigeria ("CBN") in 1964 and rose through the ranks to become the Deputy Director of Banking Supervision Department in 1984. He became Director of Banking Operations in 1987. During his tenure as Director of Banking Operations, he implemented several projects, including the introduction of a market-based system for determination of the Treasury bill rate, the introduction of OMO technique for liquidity management and the establishment of the Nigerian Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS).

Mr. Oduyemi became the Deputy Governor (Domestic Operations) in 1990, and Deputy Governor in charge of General Administration in 1999, a position he occupied till his retirement from the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2004. Whilst he was the Deputy Governor, he served on several key policy making committees including the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) and the Financial Sector Surveillance Committee (FSSC) 1990. He developed the curriculum for the CBN School for Bank Examiners.

He has attended several courses in many institutions including the IMD in Lausanne Switzerland, London Business School, Cranfield Business School, FIDC (USA), and the Federal Reserve Bank, Washington DC. He was given the award of Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Lagos in 1997.

In addition to serving on the Board of IRM, Mr. Oduyemis is Chairman of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., and Crossover Mortgage Bankers and has served on the Boards of the Nigerian Security Minting and Printing Company (NSPMC) and the Nigeria Provident Fund (now Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund - NSITF).