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Senior Lecturer, Quantitative and Financial Economics, University of Westminster

After graduating from Kiev State Economy University, Ola joined Central Institute of Mathematical Economics (Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow) as a post doctoral researcher in Financial Mathematics. He worked briefly as an equity research analyst and securitization expert in London and joined the University of Westminster in 1995 . He recently served as an academic scholar and consultant with the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he used Cubic Spline Mathematics to calibrate Nigeria's zero-coupon yield curve, which helped the country to develop her corporate bond market. A highly trained economist mathematician and finance practitioner, Ola recently featured on the BBC radio world service, where he examined the impacts of the sub-prime Mortgage Crises on the global economy. His expert opinion on Asset-Backed Securities has been offered to Barclay Capital and Bergstrom Capital in London. Ola has featured as specialist guest speakers at gatherings of multinational financial institutions across the globe and he specialises in financial derivatives, structured finance, financial risk modelling, fixed income and equity finance, financial securitization and quantitative finance.
He recently offered expert opinion on catastrophe bond and disaster-risk management at the Commonwealth Policy-Research Unit [a think-tank policy research body for an association of 53 independent countries] in London. Ola is a World-Bank-accredited specialist on Public Private Partnership and infrastructure finance.


  • 2014–present
    External Examiner, University of Bournemouth
  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Quantitative and Financial Economics, University of Westminster
  • 2014–present
    University of Bradford, External Examiner
  • 2009–2011
    Consultant/Visiting Research Scholar, Central Bank of Nigeria
  • 2007–2010
    Senior Analyst, Equity and Structured Finance, Bergstrom Capital, London
  • 2009–2010
    External Programme Reviewer, BPP Business School
  • 1997–1999
    Equity Research Analyst, Midland Investments Bank


  • 2012 
    Prince-2, Certificate in Project Management
  • 1999 
    University of Westminster, PGCHE
  • 1991 
    Kiev State Economic University/ Russian Academy of Sciences, Ph.D Mathematical Economics


  • 2015
    “Tackling the over-dispersion of operational risk: Implications on capital adequacy requirements”. , The North American Journal of Economic and Finance
  • 2010
    “The Subprime Mortgage Crises: How the Market was Failed and Manipulated”, International Finance Review, Volume 11, pp.15-32. Emerald publishing group, UK. ISBN: 978-1-84950-912-1
  • 2008
    “Growth Financing in Emerging Markets: How does Privatization Compare with Securitization?” , Journal of Money, Investment and Banking ISSN 1450-288X Issue 2 (2008)
  • 2007
    “Asset Price Movement and Derivatives: Implications for Monetary Policy in Nigeria”. , Economic and Financial Review. Volume 45, Issue number 4. Central Bank of Nigeria. ISSN 1957-2968.
  • 2004
    “Risk Management and Securitization of Assets: The case of Iraq”. , Governance and Risk in Management in Emerging and Global Markets Management, Sima Motamen Samadian (ed). Centre For the Study of Emerging Markets series. Palgrave, London. ISBN 1-4039-9156-1.

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    “Tackling the over-dispersion of operational risk: Implications on capital adequacy requirements”.
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Professional Memberships

  • Associate Fellow; Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications, UK
  • Member; Globval Development Debates