Prof. Silva Opuala-Charles is the President and Chairman, Governing Council of Garden City Premier Business School. Prof. Silva Opuala-Charles is a broadly skilled individual with thirty-four years of multi-industry experience spanned as follows: nineteen years of experience in the banking industry, over five years in the public service as commissioner of
finance/budget/economy, Bayelsa state and over ten years in the private business development with subsidiaries focused on paint manufacturing, real estate, oil and gas, strategy and consulting.
He majored in Economics specializing in Monetary Economics with a Master’s degree in Economics with specialty in Money and Banking. In September 2016, Dr. Opuala-Charles was awarded the prestigious Global Executive MBA degree from the three affiliate Universities of London School of Economics and Political Science, London; New York University, Stern Business School, New York; HEC Business School, Paris. He is an alumnus of Lagos Business School and a graduate of Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives (BPSE) and Alumnus of IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is an Alumnus of the London Business School, London; London School of Economics and Political Science, London; New York University, Stern School of Business, New York and HEC Management School, Paris.
He is also a distinguished Fellow and Council member of Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM), and also a Fellow of the Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats (FCCdipl) London, Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (FSM), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration (FCIA), and Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FCEN).