Prof. Benedict Oramah

Chairman & President, African Export-Import Bank

Prof. Oramah has been President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Afreximbank since September 2015.

Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President responsible for Business Development & Corporate Banking (October 2008 – September 2015), specifically supervising Trade Finance, Project & Export Development Finance, Syndications & Specialized Finance, and Corporate Finance & Advisory Services. He also supervised the Research and Strategy functions of the Bank.

He holds an Advanced Management Certificate from Columbia University, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Agricultural Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, and a B.Sc. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ibadan. On 22 July 2018, he was decorated Professor of International Trade and Finance by Adeleke University, Nigeria