Chinwe Egwim


Leading financial institution, Coronation Merchant Bank Limited, has announced the appointment of Chinwe Egwim as the Chief Economist of the Bank as of June 28, 2021.

Prior to joining Coronation Merchant Bank, she had worked at FBNQuest Merchant Bank, FBN Capital, Fitch Ratings Milan and the Central Bank of Nigeria. She holds a Masters in Financial Economics from Kingston University London, a BA in Economics from Kwame Nkrumah University Kumasi Ghana and is an alumna of the European School of Economics.

With over 500 published economic notes under her belt, Chinwe has carved a niche as an outstanding economist renowned for consistently applying rigorous analysis in her work whilst ensuring Africa’s economic landscape is better understood. Her contributions have also supported high-level committees’ setup by development agencies like the World Bank. Furthermore, she has been included in IMF Article IV consultations and is also an active member of the Africa Development Bank Meetings. Presently, she sits as a member of the board committee on research at the Nigeria Economic Summit Group and has served as Resident Economist for the research-based initiative, AiR – Africa Investment Roundtable.

Commenting on her appointment, the Managing Director/CEO of Coronation Merchant Bank, Banjo Adegbohungbe said, “Chinwe brings in a wealth of experience in economic analysis and financial matters. Her broad experience and competence – within macroeconomics, research, as well as economic policy and reforms -positions her appropriately to provide strategic insights for our customers. We are certain she will be an excellent addition to the Coronation team and we trust she will enjoy working with us.”


It was a mega gathering of prominent business leaders and professionals in the country at the official launch of the book, To My Younger Self, which took place at Rele Gallery in Lagos last weekend.

Compiled by Ronke Onadeko, To My Younger Self is a collection of inspiring stories and letters from 24 outstanding individuals in Nigeria, sharing lessons learnt in their career, family and business journeys.
Talking about the book during the launch, she said, “To My Younger Self features 24 authentic journeys of people who have had very rich experiences. In their letters, they shared the things they wished they had known, things they wished someone had told them, things they had learnt themselves, mistakes they had made and how they overcame the challenges. I’m hoping that this book will help young people, entrepreneurs and people transiting in their careers to gain clarity by learning from the experience of others to save time. Some young people do not have older ones or mentors to put them through and in order to help them not make the mistakes beginners make, this book is imperative as it will serve as a guide and light for them.”
Special guests present at the event include Aishah Ahmad, Gbenga Oyebode, Ibilola Amao, Foluke Abdul-Razaq, Adeola Azeez, Uzo Nwani, Chizor Malize, Foluso Gbadamosi, Chinwe Egwim, and other contributors who read portions of their letters to their younger selves to the audience.

To My Younger Self contains letters from Aishah Ahmad, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank on Nigeria; Nike Ogunlesi, Founder of Ruff ‘n’ Tumble; Betty Irabor, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Genevieve Magazine; Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder of LEAP Africa; John Obaro, CEO of Systemspecs; Kunle Elebute, Country Managing Partner of KPMG; Akin Akinfenwa, CEO Forte Oil and many others.

“The reason why this book is important is because we want to get it into the hands of 10,000 young people before the end of the year and I want this book to mentor and guide them. I want people who read this book to understand that there is a need for a strategic, informed and intentional way to grow themselves and their businesses and to plan their lives and careers,” Onadeko added. Copies of To My Younger Self can be purchased from Laterna Bookstore. Follow @youngerselfbook on Instagram and Twitter and the hashtag #ToMyYoungerSelf for updates.