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Biography of Godwin Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki is the current Governor of Edo State, He was born in Benin City, Nigeria, to the famous and illustrious Obaseki family.

He had his early education in St. Matthews Anglican Primary School Benin City from where he proceeded to Eghosa Anglican Grammer School, Benin City for his secondary schoool eductaion. He attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained a BA in Classics. He also attended Columbia University and Pace University in New York and has an MBA in Finance

He was the pioneering and Chairman of the Edo State Economic and Strategy Team which was inaugurated by Governor Adams Oshiomole in March 2009.

He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School Chief Executive Program.

He served as Managing Director and Director of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited and served as its Chairman of the Board until June 2016.

In 1995, He founded SecTrust, the predecessor company to Afrinvest, pioneering major innovations and providing leadership in the Nigerian stock market.

He has served on the Presidential Committee on the Reform of the Nigerian Pension System. He also served on the Committee on the Re-activation of the Nigerian Bond Market set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He is an active member of The NSE and currently serves on its Governing Council. 

He has also served on many of the committees of The Exchange. In 2001, Mr. Obaseki was nominated Global Leader of Tomorrow (GLT) by the World Economic Forum. 

He was elected as Edo state Governor on the platform of the APC on 28th September, 2016 and sworn in on 12th Nov, 2016

He is married to Betsy Obaseki

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