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Dr Steve Olusegun OGIDAN is a development planner, trainer and strategist, with experience in programme management, institutional development, business strategy, value chain and rural development & microfinance. Educated Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Bayero University, Kano, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Trinity College, Spain, he was also trained in the NEGEV Institute of Strategy, Beer Sheva, Israel, Vaikuth Mehta National Institute, Pune, India and the Harvard Business School.

An accredited Trainer by Centre for Management Development, International Labour Organization, ITC/ILO, Italy, Center for Microfinance Leadership of the Women’s World Banking, New York, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank, Dr Ogidan was a team member of FGN/European Union team on the Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Reform (WSSSR) programme. He was also training consultant to PrOpCom and International Fertilizer Development Corporation, IFDC. He was the Team Leader and programme management specialist for unprecedented three terms for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd FGN/IFAD-RUFIN Supervision Missions for Nigeria between 2010 and 2013. He was a consultant to the UNDP and the Central Bank of Nigeria on Microfinance Development Strategy.  He is a Microfinance Training Service Provider (MTSP) to the Central Bank of Nigeria. He is also currently a Management Strategy Consultant and Trainer to the Nigerian Railway Corporation. He was Strategy Consultant to the Central Bank of Liberia on Financial Inclusion, 2011-2012. He was the Coordinator and Team member of the ITC/ILO International Experts Team that developed Training Curriculum and Manuals on Access to Finance for Workers and Trade Unions in Africa 2010- 2012. He was trained and certified by the Asian Development Bank Institute/Tokyo Development Learning Centre as a microfinance trainer. He is also a Strategy Consultant to the Supreme Court of Nigeria and the UNDP Nigeria and Africa Regional Office, Addis Ababa. He is also National Coordinator for Agric Value Chain & Program Management for the Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).

He is the West African Local Service Support (LSS) Provider for the German Donor Agency, Bread for the World (BfW). He was the BDS & Grant Specialist on the World Bank MSME Rice Value Chain Project as well as the Kaduna State Coordinator of the World Bank State-Level Private Sector Policy And Institutional-Mapping (SPPIM). He is currently a senior BDS Expert on the FGN/World Bank GEM Programme and National Coordinating Consultant for the setting up of NIRSAL National MFB in Nigeria.

A Commonwealth Scholar at the National Institute Pune, India, a MASHAV Scholar at the NEGEV Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED), Beer Sheva, Israel and a MasterCard Foundation Scholar at the School of Applied Microfinance, Kenya, 2008. He is Faculty Member and Strategy Expert in Residence of Pan Atlantic University, Enterprise Development Centre; Centre for Microfinance Leadership, New York; the School of African Microfinance, Kenya; the West African Institute of Finance and Economic Management, an Institute of the West African Monetary Union of ECOWAS. The MD/CEO of Successory Nigeria Ltd and Chairman, Global Knowledge Group also chairs the Board of Directors of a Microfinance Bank while providing management assistances to a number of Microfinance Banks and Businesses across Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, the Gambia and the Royal Kingdom of Morocco.  He is a Fellow of the Microfinance Association of the UK, Fellow of Institute of Credit Administration, and West African Director of Brand Integrated Inc.  He is also a Nigeria Director of ACDI/VOCA International.  He is married with children.