Tochukwu is a performance-focused public finance management expert with a strong track record of success and over 16 years senior management experience spanning the academia, banking, international development, management consulting, not-for-profits and the public sector. He has variously served as a Special Assistant (Financial Sector) to the Nigerian President, Technical Adviser to the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation and Head of Economic Intelligence and Research in one of Nigeria’s foremost Banks. Over the years, Tochukwu has acquired extensive international and national technical expertise in identifying critical economic policy issues; developing research and capacity development strategies; and leading the review, development and management of a portfolio of international and economic development projects. His areas of expertise include Public Sector Governance, Public Financial Management, Public Sector Management and Accountability, Extractive Industries Governance, International Development, Public Policy Analysis, Economic Analysis & Modelling as well as Monitoring and Evaluation. Tochukwu’s intellectual abilities, transferable skills and professional experience have won him several international grants and scholarships, including a Visiting Fellowship to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington, D.C, as well as Ph.D thesis grant and a thematic research grant both from the African Economic Research Consortium, Kenya. He has presented scholarly papers at the University of Oxford, UK, University of Potsdam, Germany & University of Valencia, Spain. He has also consulted for several international organizations including UKAID/DFID, African Development Bank, World Bank and World Economic Forum. He holds a Ph.D in Economics.