Mr. Oliver J.M. Chinganya, Director of the African Centre for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).

Mr Oliver Chinganya, is Director of the African Centre for Statistics at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Previously worked as the Division Manager, Statistics Department of the African Development Bank, with responsibility for Statistical Capacity Building. Prior to taking on this role, Oliver had roles with the IMF and the World Bank. He was previously Deputy Director of the Zambia Central Statistical Office.

Oliver's qualifications include a MSc. in Social Statistics from University of Southampton, UK and an MBA from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.


Oliver has over 25 years of experience in statistical development in Africa, at both national and international levels, including supporting and developing demand from users of statistical and economic information and in negotiating with international agencies and development partners.


Oliver is extensively involved in international statistical organisations. A 2015-2019 ISI Council member, Oliver is also a Council Member of the International Society for Business & Industrial Statistics (ISBIS) (2013-2017), and a member of the IASS.