Aduloju becomes new Chief Executive of NESG

By Nudoiba Ojen

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has announced the appointment of Dr Tayo Aduloju as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NESG, effective from January 1, 2024.

Until his appointment, Aduloju was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Fellow, Economic Policy, Strategy, and Competitiveness of the NESG.

With this appointment, Aduloju becomes the sixth Chief Executive Officer of the NESG.

Aduloju is a Nigerian scholar-practitioner, economist, policy entrepreneur, and strategist. In particular, he has contributed to reform initiatives in several socio-economic fields, including aviation, agriculture, finance, fiscal development, human resources, governance, performance management, investment promotion, maritime, transport policy, and public service reforms.

Prior to this appointment, Aduloju had worked as a policy advisor and held several appointments serving former Presidents Yar’Adua, Obasanjo and Buhari.

At various times, he had overseen the NESG’s network of national public-private leadership and conversation forums to advance the transformation of the economy for an inclusive, sustainable, and competitive place on the world stage.

Dr Aduloju graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria and has earned five graduate degrees over time with a Masters in Data, Economics and Development Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Master in Public Administration from Walden University, Masters in Business Administration from the Commonwealth University of Business Arts & Technology; Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economic Policy and Public Administration, Rushmore University and Doctor of Business Administration (honoris causa) in Strategic Management from Commonwealth University of Business Arts & Technology.

Aduloju has, over the years, instructed aspiring corporate leaders in his lectures on how to approach societal change with a more involved and adaptable mentality.

His commentary on economic policy examines empirical evidence and applies pragmatism to discussing economic change in Nigerian print and internet media.

He has also previously served as the primary historian and archivist for creating the “In the National Interest” television documentary series, which explored the background and effects of the NESG. Incorporated in 1996, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group is a non-profit, non-partisan private sector organisation with a mandate to promote and champion the reform of the Nigerian Economy into a modern, globally competitive, sustainable, inclusive, and open economy.

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