Dr. Obiora is the Deputy Governor, Economic Policy Directorate, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He is also the Chairman of the Africa Finance Corporation.
Prior to his appointment at the CBN, he served as an Alternate Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C., United States of America, where he was responsible for conducting the daily operations of the IMF and also assisted to represent the interests of twenty-three (23) African countries including Nigeria. He also worked at the West African Monetary Institute and the Centre for Econometric and Allied Research at the University of Ibadan.
He was also Special Adviser on Economic Matters to the Governor of the CBN, as well as Technical Adviser to Nigeria’s National Economic Management Team.
He represents the CBN on the Board of FMDQ Group PLC.