Ihedioha appoints Uwaleke finance commissioner
Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has appointed Professor Uche Uwaleke as the state’s Commissioner of Finance.
Uwaleke will bring to bear in the State Finance Ministry, many years of solid experience in financial management.
He is the immediate past Head, Banking and Finance Department at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, and currently the Chief Economist/Director of Research at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Nigeria.
Uwaleke, a Chartered Stockbroker (ACS), a Chartered Banker (ACIB), and a Chartered Accountant (FCA), is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI), the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR), and a full member of the Nigerian Economic Society (MNES).
He holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting, an M.Sc in Economics, and a Ph.D. in Finance, with over 20 years of lecturing engagements in reputable higher institutions in Nigeria.
Prior to joining the Nasarawa State University as a pioneer member of staff in the faculty of Administration, he had worked as an Investment Banker with Lombard Assets Management Limited, as the Head of Research.
Uwaleke was at one-time a chief examiner for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) examination (Business and Finance paper), and an external examiner to the University of Jos, and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the ‘Nigerian Journal of Securities Markets’, a publication of SEC as well as a Reviewer for the Central Bank of Nigeria ‘Bullion’ publication.
He was also a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Branch Advisory Committee and a Non-Executive Director in Peace Capital Market Limited. He is also the President, Association of Capital Market academics of Nigeria and the Chairman of the Abuja branch of ICAN.
He has consulted for a number of local and international organisations, including the CBN, SEC, the German Technical Cooperation (giz), and the Korea Development Institute.