BrandArena: Tayo Aduloju Takes Over As New Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Economic Summit Group

Monday 1 January 2024

Tayo Aduloju Takes Over As New Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Economic Summit Group

Effective today January 1, 2024, Dr. Tayo Aduloju resumed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). Dr. Aduloju, who formerly served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Senior Fellow for Economic Policy, Strategy, and Competitiveness, succeeded the esteemed CEO, Mr. 'Laoye Jaiyeola,  after his two-term tenure ended.

Under Mr. Jaiyeola's transformational leadership, NESG has taken a quantum leap forward, leveraging technology and data to promote equitable and sustainable growth in Nigeria's economy while adhering to its core principles of a free-market economy, the rule of law, and national-interest governance. The Chairman, Board of Directors, NESG Mr. Niyi Yusuf, expresses heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Jaiyeola for his dedicated service and impact.

As the incoming CEO, Dr. Tayo Aduloju brings exceptional vision and expertise to NESG. A distinguished scholar-practitioner, economist, policy entrepreneur, and strategist, he has contributed significantly to various reform initiatives, spanning sectors such as aviation, agriculture, finance, governance, maritime and public service. Dr. Aduloju's experience includes advising former Presidents Yar'Adua and Obasanjo, as well as spearheading the NESG's national public-private leadership forums and promoting sustainable development.

Dr. Tayo Aduloju, with an illustrous academic background as an alumnus of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, University of Oxford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, possesses the ideal qualifications to lead NESG through its upcoming phase. Notably, Dr. Aduloju holds several distinguished accolades, including the Walden University 2022 Citizens Award for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He has earned a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economic Policy and Public Administration. Dr. Aduloju is also a graduate and alumnus of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, in addition to holding an Executive Certificate in Economic Development from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a fellow of esteemed professional institutions, including The Chief of Staff Association, the Institute of Strategic Management in Nigeria, and the Institute of Management Consultants in the United states.

NESG is a non-profit, non-partisan organisation dedicated to advancing economic reform in Nigeria. It was founded in 1996. NESG has become the premier forum for public-private interaction, enabling collaboration among the government, corporate sector, and stakeholders, through its research, programmes, and involvement. The NESG remains committed to building a modern, globally competitive, sustainable, inclusive, and open economy.

NESG looks forward to Dr. Aduloju's imaginative leadership as its sixth CEO, as well as the continuation of its goal to revolutionise the Nigerian economy. The organisation remains dedicated to bringing about positive change, promoting critical reforms, and fostering collaboration in order to construct a prosperous future for Nigeria.

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