Dr. Ogho Okiti is an economist, economics and strategy consultant, and Op-ed writer. His writings and consulting experiences cover the intersection of economics, business, strategy and political economy.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester in 2003. His postdoctoral experiences have revolved around research, public policy, public policy commentary and providing public policy advice. He spent two years at the UK Office for National Statistics (ONS) in London, where he worked on the improvements of measures of government output on social security, and adult and children’s social services. He left the ONS in July 2007 to join BusinessDay Media Ltd, Nigeria’s only national business daily as the Chief Economist and Chair Editorial board. In this role, Dr. Okiti penned over 200 articles, reports, and analysis on many areas of public policy, including on the economy, fiscal policies, jobs, poverty, unemployment and education over a four-year period.
From January 2012, he served in the Presidency as a special assistant to the Chief Economic Adviser to the President. Over three years, he developed his closest relationship with public policy making and a good section of other public policy makers, both in Nigeria and internationally. In this role, he developed the critical understanding of the dynamic and integrated nature of policy-making, implementation and evaluation in an environment that not only involves, but also brings together heterogeneous activities. In addition, he coordinated the secretariat of Nigeria’s hosting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in 2014.
As CEO of Time Economics, an economic consulting firm based in Abuja and focused on research, strategy, communications and markets, he facilitates the monthly Time Economics Breakfast Meeting, which holds at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. The event attracts senior government officials, top private sector participants and members of the diplomatic corps. He recently launched a thought-provoking podcast on Nigeria, Nigeria in 5 MinutesTM.