Yemi Cardoso Biography: Age, Parents, Religion, State of Origin, Wife, Net Worth

Biography, Wiki, Age, Parents, Religion, State of Origin, Wife, Net Worth – President Bola Tinubu on Friday approved the nomination of Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria for a term of five years.


Name: Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso
Age: 70s Years
Wife: Mrs. Abimbola Chima Cardoso
Date of Birth: 1950s
State of Origin: Lagos State
Net Worth: $5 million

Yemi Cardoso Biography

Olayemi Micheal Cardoso is a Nigerian banker, chartered stockbroker and public policy maker who serves as the Acting Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He served as the former chairman of Citibank Nigeria and was the Commissioner for Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget.

Yemi Cardoso Age

Olayemi Micheal Cardoso is in his 70s years of age

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Yemi Cardoso Religion

Dr. Olayemi Michael Cardoso is a Christian.

Yemi Cardoso Parents and State of Origin

Where is Yemi Cardoso from? Cardoso is from Lagos state. His father, Felix Bankole Cardoso, was the first indigenous Accountant-General of the Federation of Nigeria in 1963; and, the first indigenous Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Barclays Bank of Nigeria shortly after joining the bank in 1972. Under his leadership, Barclays successfully transformed into Union Bank of Nigeria, a wholly-owned Nigerian entity

Yemi Cardoso Educational Background

Cardoso attended Corona School Ikoyi and St. Gregory's College all in Lagos for his primary and secondary education, respectively. He studied managerial and administrative studies at the Aston University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree. He has a Master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School in public administration.

Yemi Cardoso Career

Cardoso was chairman of the board of Citibank Nigeria. He became a member of the Cities Alliance's Africa Think Tank Group, a group created to solve urban development challenges. He has served as a board member of MRS Oil and was the chairman of the board of EFinA. Cardoso is a member of the advisory board of Lagos Business School and chairman of the board of African Venture Philanthropy Alliance.

Cardoso was the commissioner for economic planning and budget for Lagos state. He is the founding chairman and co-chair of Ehingbeti Summit, the Lagos state economic summit.

He is also a former executive lead at Harvard Kennedy School alumni association.

On 15 September 2023, Bola Tinubu appointed Cardoso to serve as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, for a term of five years pending his confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

His commitment to lifelong learning has been acknowledged by various educational institutions, including:

  • Trustee of the Harvard Club of Nigeria from 2022 to the present.
  • Trustee of the Harvard Kennedy School Nigeria Alumni from 2020 to the present.
  • Board advisor at the Lagos Business School since 2019.
  • Trustee of St. Augustine University since 2018.
  • Global Alumni-elected Board member of Harvard Kennedy School from 2006 to 2010.
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Yemi Cardoso Wife

Yemi Cardoso Wife
Yemi Cardoso Wife

Cardoso is a dedicated family man. He is married to Mrs. Abimbola Chima Cardoso, bless with five children and three grandchildren. His parents were descendants of Brazilian returnees and came from prominent families from Popo Aguda.

Yemi Cardoso Net Worth

Yemi Cardoso has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He is a UK-trained banker.

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