Ed Olowo-Okere, a Nigerian national with three decades of experience working on development issues around the world, is the Senior Advisor in the Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) Vice Presidency at the World Bank.
Previously he was the Global Director for the Governance Global Practice where he led the Practice to support client countries in building accountable, transparent, and inclusive institutions.
Mr. Olowo-Okere joined the World Bank in 1998 and has held various positions in operations, including the Director of Governance overseeing Africa, MENA, and ECA regions, and the Director of the Core Operational Services Department in the Africa region. Before joining the Bank, Ed held public- and private-sector positions in Nigeria, Britain, and New Zealand.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors) Degree in Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri and a Masters’s Degree in Accounting, with Distinctions, from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has a Ph.D. in Management with a specialization in Change Management and Public Financial Management from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has researched and published in reputable international journals and lectured at undergraduate and graduate levels in Nigeria and New Zealand on accounting and finance.