UWALEKE UCHENNA JOSEPH

He is an Associate Professor of Finance and the current Head of Banking & Finance Department at Nasarawa State University Keffi. He is also the Director of Quality Assurance at the same University.

A thorough-bred professional registered with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN), he is a Chartered Accountant (FCA), a Chartered Stockbroker (ACS) and a Chartered Banker (ACIB), all by examination. He is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACTI), the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR) and the Nigerian Economic Society (MNES).

A multi-disciplinary Scholar, he holds a B.Sc degree in Accounting, an M.Sc in Economics (specializing in Finance) and a PhD in Finance with over 20 years of lecturing engagements in reputable higher institutions in Nigeria. Prior to joining Nasarawa State University as a pioneer staff in the faculty of Administration, he had worked as an Investment Banker with Lombard Assets Management Limited as the Head of Research and Private Banking.

He has published a number of books in Accounting, Finance and Business Economics with several articles in refereed academic journals.

Dr. Uwaleke is a chief examiner for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria examination (Business & Finance paper) and an external examiner to University of Jos. He has participated in several NUC (National Universities Commission) and ICAN accreditation teams for accounting and finance programmes of Nigerian Universities.

He is on the Editorial Board of the ‘Nigerian Journal of Securities Markets’, an international publication of the Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria. He is also a member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Abuja Branch Advisory Committee, a Non-Director in Peace Capital Market Limited and a Non-Executive director at Peace Micro-Finance Bank. His research activities are currently focused on Frontier & Emerging markets’ financial systems.