Congratulations to Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u for his appoinment as the new African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Executive Director effective September 1, 2018.
Njuguna Ndung’u is the immediate former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), where he served for two 4-year terms as required by law, from 2007 to 2015. Prior to his appointment as the Governor of CBK, Njuguna Ndung’u was the Director of Training, African Economic Research Consortium, (AERC), 2003 - 2007.
Currently, he is a member of the Brookings Africa Growth Initiative (AGI) Distinguished Advisory Group; a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) and was its Chair in its formative years in 2009-2012; and a Senior Advisor for the UNCDF-based Better Than Cash Alliance.
Over the years, Njuguna Ndung’u has held a variety of policy, academic, and advisory positions as indicated below:
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Nairobi, and faculty member of the School of Economics at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, since 1987. He has lectured in advanced economic theory and econometrics at the University and has published widely in international journals as well as chapters in various books on economic policy issues.
Member of the Committee of Ten (C10) comprising of five Finance Ministers and five Central Bank Governors representing the five regions of Africa to provide a platform for policy response to global financial crisis, led by the African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa and The African Union.
A member of Global Advisory Council (GAC) of the World Economic Forum
Visiting Fellow of Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, 2015/2016.
Africa Regional Office of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, 2001-2003.