Dr. Buno Nduka is the director of programs and projects at Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), an Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) specialized institution located in Dakar, Senegal, where he takes a leading role in the design and organization of intervention programs for effective implementation of internationally acceptable AML/CTF framework in ECOWAS member states.
Dr. Nduka has varied experience spanning 25 years in Financial Sector Development and in Program Management. He was a senior program manager at the West Africa Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) in the Financial Sector Management Department, where he was involved in capacity building in financial sector development and macroeconomic management across the West African region. Dr. Nduka has a special interest in Financial Inclusion and was a consultant to the Central Bank of Nigeria on the development and growth of microfinance in Nigeria particularly the certification program and capacity building for operators and directors of microfinance banks in Nigeria.
Dr. Nduka holds an award-winning First Class B.Sc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Statistics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds an MBA (Finance) degree from the University of Lagos. With the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Scholarship for Collaborative PhD Programmme (CPP) for sub-Saharan African countries, Dr. Nduka obtained his Ph.D degree in Economics from the University of Benin specializing in Econometrics and Financial Economics. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a trained AML/CTF Assessor and has extensive experience in program management using SAP and PRINCE 2.
Dr. Nduka has authored several books, published articles in international academic journals and made several presentations at international and local forums.