He is an acknowledged microfinance practitioner who began his career as a rural cooperative officer before he founded LAPO. Dr. Ehigiamusoe plays a leading role in the development of microfinance in Nigeria and Sierra Leone. He has consulted for a number of local and international microfinance initiatives including the formulation of the Nigerian microfinance policy and regulatory framework. He holds a doctorate degree in Policy and Development Studies, Master’s degree in Development Studies, Bachelor of Science in Sociology, and a diploma in Cooperative Management.

He has attended several capacity enhancing courses including the Financial Institutions Programme for Enterprise Development Management (FIPED) of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA and the Chief Executive Programme of the Lagos Business School. Dr. Ehigiamusoe won the Model Entrepreneur Award –Nigeria in 2008 and the Schwab Foundation’s Outstanding Social Entrepreneur for Africa Award in 2010. He is a member of the African Advisory Council of Grameen Foundation, USA.

He’s the chairman, Board of Director, Orange Insurance Brokers Limited.

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