The new appointment is for a term of five years and this is his second term having served out his first five years first tenure which began in 2011.
Before assuming office Kale acted as a to the Nigerian Minister of Finance and Minister of National Planning.
In addition, Kale is a member of the World Economics Association, UK Royal Economic Society, and a fellow of the UK Royal Statistical Society.
He is also a member of the Nigerian Statistical Association and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Administrators and Researchers of Nigeria.
Yemi Kale graduated with first-class honours degree in Economics, from Addis Ababa University and holds a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Economics.
Kale has worked as an equity analyst and a quantitative research analyst where he was later left to become head of research and investment strategy at what is now Stanbic IBTC Bank, where he is credited with being largely responsible for the development of investment