Frica Day 2011

Dr. Charles Okeahalam




Charles Okeahalam









Dr. Charles Okeahalam
CEO / Managing Director, AGH Capital,
South Africa


C. Charles Okeahalam is the CEO of AGH Capital, an investment holding company with interests in private equity, real estate, marine and mining equipment.

Mr. Okeahalam has experience in central bank reforms, capital market development, and infrastructure finance. He has served as a non-executive director of a number of companies including ABSA, Bond Exchange of South Africa, Sun International, Air Tanzania and South African Airways; in the latter, he served as chairman of the audit committee, playing a significant role in the carrier’s financial turnaround. Prior to cofounding AGH, Mr. Okeahalam was a professor of financial economics and banking at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

He holds a Ph.D in Econometrics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London and has written extensively on economics, banking and finance. His intellectual contributions were recognised in December 2010 with the distinguished award of the higher doctorate, D.Sc, in Financial Economics from the University of Exeter. He is the first African to be awarded a D.Sc in this subject. Mr. Okeahalam is also a member of the Council of the University of Cape Town.

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