KPMG one of the leading professional services firms in Nigeria, has appointed Dr. Oyeyemi Kale as its Chief Economist.
In a release from its official twitter handle, KPMG Nigeria stated that the partners and staff of the firm were pleased to welcome Dr. Oyeyemi Kale, the former Statistician-General of the federation between 2011 to 2021.
According to the statement the new Chief Economist will lead the firm’s view on macroeconomics and enhance the breadth of its solutions involving economic modelling & macroeconomic analysis, in private and public sector clients.
Dr. Oyeyemi Kale has deep experience gained from both private and public sector, in macroeconomic analysis, financial, economic and investment research, fiscal and macroeconomic policy advisory.
He holds a B.Sc. Honours degree in Economics (first class) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and an M.Sc (Distinction) and Ph.D in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
As the Statistician-General of the Federation/Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics, he transformed the operations of the NBS making data a key component of economic policy and planning in Nigeria.
Under his watch the NBS leveraged infographics to simplify the way economic data is communicated, which connected with professionals and the public.
He also ensured that the Statistics office adopted global best practices to ensure integrity of data, run economic surveys and collaborations with key government parastatals, agencies, and the private sector.
His dedication, hardwork, resilience, integrity and drive for innovation earned him respect across the nation and at international community.