Charles N.O Mordi

Charles N. O. Mordi is the immediate past Director of Research, Central Bank of Nigeria, an institution he served for 35 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc)(Honours) and a Master of Science (MSc) in Economics from the University of Lagos.

He began his professional career with the Central Bank of Nigeria in 1980. He rose through the various professional Economist cadres and in October 1993, he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a Country Economist for Namibia and Botswana in the African Department from October 1993 to March 1998. At various times during this period he was a member of the IMF surveillance mission teams to Malawi and Lesotho.

On his return from the IMF in 1998, Mr. Mordi was seconded on a special assignment to the Federal Ministry of Finance as a Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mallam Ismaila Usman, a position he occupied until May 29, 1999.

On his return to the Bank, he held various positions at the executive cadre in the Research and Governors’ Departments before his appointment as the Director of Research in April 2007, a position he held until his retirement on April 25, 2015, having served the Bank meritoriously for 35 years.

Mr. Mordi at various times represented the CBN on the Boards of some Federal Government parastatals, namely: ICRC, NISER, CMD, NDE, and served on a number of interagency committees.

He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) and was at one time an ex-officio member of the council of the Society (NES); he also served as one of two Vice Presidents during 2009-2011. He has participated in various local and international courses, seminars and conferences. He has served regularly as a faculty member/resource person to the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), since 2000, in such specialized areas as open economy macroeconomics, vector auto-regression (VAR) modelling, time series econometric, macroeconomic modelling, using Eviews, modelling demand for money, and modelling relative effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies, amongst others. He has also facilitated in several training programmes facilitated by Polar-Afriqué Consulting. He has many publications to his credit.