Professor Adeola Adenikinju today got elected as President and Chairman, Governing Council of Nigeria Economic Society (NES) for the next 2 years, from 2023-2025.
Professor Adeola Adenikinju holds a PhD Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, where he is currently a Professor of Economics. He is also a Research Professor at the Centre for Econometrics and Allied Research. Adeola was a Visiting Scholar to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1996 and 2005. His research interests include Petroleum and Energy Economics, Economic modeling, and Economic Development Issues. He is a former President, Nigerian Association for Energy Economics and Head of Department Department of Economics, University of Ibadan.
Adeola had served in several senior policy positions in his esteemed career. He was a Special Assistant to the Presidential Adviser on Energy Matters, between 2005 and 2007, and Senior Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President between 2010 and 2011. He was Gas Policy Analyst at the World Bank assisted Federal Government Project Gas-to-Power, between 2007 and 2009. In 2010, he served as the Technical Adviser to the Presidential Committee on Deregulation of the Downstream Petroleum Sector. He is a former Director, Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), a MacArthur Foundation Regional Centre of Excellence at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He has consulted widely for many international organisations on energy and economic issues in Africa and Nigeria.