Dr. Ayo Teriba; Chief Executive Officer
Ayo Teriba is CEO of Economic Associates (EA) where he provides strategic direction for ongoing research and consulting on the outlook of the Nigerian economy, focusing on global, continental, national, regional, state, and sector issues. Ayo is the Coordinator of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Financial Sector and Capital Markets on National Development Plans MTNDP 2021-25, MTNDP 2026-30, and Nigeria Agenda 2050. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Technical Committee of the National Council on Privatization (TC-NCP), aligning privatization programmes with the macroeconomy. He is a Member of Board of Economic Advisers in the Office of the Economic Adviser to the Vice-President, contributing to the conception of economic policy ideas for the country. He is a Member of Nigeria’s Industrial Council, shaping efforts to ensure Nigeria’s industrial advancement.
Before becoming CEO of EA in 2004, Ayo was Chief Economist at ThisDay Newspaper (2001-2004), Faculty Member at Lagos Business School (1995-2001), Head of Research at Lagos Chamber of Commerce (1993-1995), and Company Economist at UAC of Nigeria (1992-1993). He has also worked as Consultant to many blue-chip companies, Federal ministries, departments and agencies, State Governments, DfID, USAID, UNIDO, World Bank, GIZ, and was a Visiting Scholar to the IMF Research Department in Washington DC. Ayo received grants from Ford Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, chaired the steering committee of Money, Macroeconomic and Finance Research Group of Money Market Association of Nigeria. He is a Council Member and Chair of Economic and Statistics Committee of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a Non-Executive Director of Proshare, and was a Non-Executive Director of Greenwich Trust Group.
Ayo earned B.Sc. Economics from University of Ibadan with Sir James Robertson Prize and Medal, UAC Prize in Economics, and Economics Departmental Prize as all-round best economics graduate in 1988, M.Sc. Economics from Ibadan in 1990, M. Phil. Economics of Developing Countries as a Cambridge-DfID Scholar at University of Cambridge in 1992, and Ph.D. in Applied Econometrics and Monetary Economics from University of Durham in 2003. He is an Alumnus of Lagos Business School (AMP 5) and Henley Business School (BDP) Executive Programmes.
Nafisat Olabisi; Analyst
Nafisat Olabisi joined Economic Associates (EA) early 2017 and oversaw the preparation of EA’s Economic, Fiscal, and Wellbeing Profiles of Nigeria’s 36 States and the FCT and contributed to the preparation of Economic Strategy Plans for a two States. She also managed and developed content for EA’s quarterly conferences on Nigeria’s Economic Outlook.
She earned B.Sc. Economics with First Class Honours as the best graduating student from Lead City University, Ibadan in 2013, earned M.Sc. International Finance and Economic Development from University of Kent in 2015, and has enrolled for full-time PhD studies in International Business at University of Leeds since September 2019.
Maryjane Chigbo; Analyst
Maryjane Chigbo is an Analyst at Economic Associates (EA) where she conducts the quantitative analyses that underpin EA’s compelling insights on unfolding global, continental, national, regional, states and sectoral realities. She earned BSc Economics summa cum laude from the University of Ibadan (UI) and was the distinguished recipient of Scholarships from Coopers and Lybrand, C Zard, and De-United Indomie, whilst also winning Sir James Robertson Prize and Medal, Clement Isong Prize, Prof. Idachaba Prize, Dr. Liman Ciroma Prize, Ojetunji Aboyade Memorial Prize, and Aboyade Undergraduate Prize in Economics as all-round best economics graduate in 2016.
She earned MSc Economics from the same university in 2019, specializing in Public Sector Economics and Monetary Economics. She was a Graduate/Tutorial Assistant in Econometric Analysis at UI before joining EA.
Elohor Uti; Analyst
Elohor Uti is an Analyst at Economic Associates (EA) where she conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses that underpin EA’s compelling insights on unfolding global, continental, national, regional, states and sectoral realities. She also oversees EA’s social media content development. She earned a B.Sc. Degree in Economics from University of Ibadan (UI) in 2016 and was a distinguished Delta State UI Alumni Scholar in her final year. She earned M.Sc. Degree in Economics from the same university in 2019, finishing as one of the best in her set, and specializing in International Finance and Public Sector Economics.