Chibuike Uche

Professor Chibuike Uche is the chairholder of the Stephen Ellis Chair for the Governance of Finance and Integrity in Africa (Leiden University) and member of the ASCL senior research staff. 

Chibuike Uche has extensive research experience in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone in the fields of political economy, business and financial history, financial institutions regulation and regional integration. His current research interest is foreign business operations in Africa. He leads the research consortium Dutch Multinational Businesses, Dutch Government and the Promotion of Productive Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is part of the research agenda of INCLUDE and NWO-WOTRO.

Prior to joining the ASCL, he was Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the University of Nigeria and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He has a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. His thesis, entitled ‘Banking Developments in Pre-Independence Nigeria: A Study in Regulation, Control and Politics’, was awarded the International Economic History Association Prize for the Best Doctoral Thesis completed between 1997 and 2000 for the Post World War I Period. In addition to his academic qualifications, he is also a chartered accountant. He trained at Coopers and Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Nigeria.

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African Studies Centre of Leiden University
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