Born 13th January, 1959, Kayode Obasa is from Ekiti State, He holds Masters Degree in Economics obtained from University of Ibadan. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria. He commenced his working career at Sulaiman & Co., as Auditor/Consultant Trainee in 1986. Thereafter, he worked as Financial Consultant at Prudential Fund, Lewis Street, Lagos, from 1990 - 1993. He later served as Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister of National Planning under the Interim National Government in 1993 before joining National Planning Commission as Principal Planning Officer in 1994. He has served in several department at the Commission including International Cooperation, Finance and Accounts, Social Development, and Macroeconomic Analysis Department before his post as the Director, Economic Growth.