Godwin Nwabunka is an experienced development manager with a passion for empowering the poor. He is a social entrepreneur, children and women’s rights advocate and a strong believer in balancing social, economic and cultural factors in development.
He holds a Ph.D. in Development Economics from the prestigious Gregorian University, Rome, Italy and professional certifications from Harvard University, The Boulder Institute, and the Centre for Development Management, Rajendrapur. He is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International, and an Accion Center for Financial Inclusion (CFI) Africa Board Fellow.
He served the United Nations System for over 18 years at various professional levels in Nigeria and abroad. He founded Grooming People for Better Livelihood Centre, a global Tier 1 microfinance institution in 2006 as a commitment to the empowerment of the poor through sustainable financial intermediation, and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2009.