Thursday, June 29, 2020 /07:31 PM / by WebTV/ Header Image Credit: Ecographics
WebTV's Economy&Politics segment dedicated to #Coronanomics
will be featuring a robust conversation on 'IMF
Revised 2020 Growth Projections for Nigeria.
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
Topic: IMF Revised 2020 Growth Projections for Nigeria
Highlights: Available later in the day with link to full video.
Ottoabasi Abasiekong, Editor, WebTV
Boason Omofaye, Guest Analyst and CEO Frontier Africa Reports
Key Questions for Discussion
Global Growth Projection of -4.91% and implications for Emerging Economies
on the Revised 2020 IMF Projection for Nigeria At -5.4%.
& The Race for Liquidity Amidst Global Economic Uncertainty
Economic Sustainability Plan & Sustainable Recovery
Imperative for Nigeria To Invest In Health, Research & the Digital Economy
for Nigeria's Economy H2, 2020
Andrew S. Nevin, PhD is an iconic figure in Nigeria, playing a number of key
roles to advance Nigeria's and West Africa's economy and society, including:
- Founding Governor, Financial Centre for Sustainability Lagos
(FC4S Lagos), a body founded to promote sustainable finance in the
capital markets across West Africa
- Founding Director of the Africa Institute for Leadership and
Public Administration, a professional training institution whose mission is to
provide skills enhancement to managers, policymakers, and leaders within the context
of African society with the ultimate goal of raising the standards of
performance throughout the African Continent.
- Member of the Advisory Board at Lagos Business School (LBS). LBS is the
graduate business school of Pan-Atlantic University. It is the first business
school in West, East and Central Africa regions to be accredited by The
Association of MBAs (AMBA). It is also listed among the top 50 global business
schools on The Economist magazine's 2018 Executive MBA ranking.
- Tireless advocate for innovation in Nigeria. Some of
Andrew's initiatives include:
- One of the leading advocates
for Blockchain technology adoption in the country, including sponsoring the
Blockchain website www.blockchainafrica.io.
Blockchain increases trust and improves efficiency by creating a single version
of the truth shared among parties. Some of the key use cases in Nigeria include
the land registry, the pharmaceutical supply chain, and the corporation's
- Co-founder of Binkabi, a blockchain-enabled trading platform trying to increase the incomes of
the 500m farmers in developing countries (www.binkabi.io).
- Co-founder of iKoN (www.ikon.energy),
a Nigerian company focused on bringing a unique solar energy technology to
- Advisor to several Nigerian start-up companies led by young
- Partner-Financial Services Leader and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria
- Andrew is PwC West Africa's
Financial Services Leader across Assurance, Tax, and Advisory. His own clients
include numerous African banks, insurance companies, and capital market players
across strategy, technology, operational, and regulatory issues. He also leads
many engagements helping global companies in a range of industries look at
their options for entering and expanding in Africa.
- As Chief Economist, he leads
one of Nigeria's best economics teams and is one of the pre-eminent voices
speaking about the Nigerian economy. Some of the topics PwC Nigeria has touched
on recently include: (i) the role of the Diaspora in holding up the Nigerian
economy; (ii) the potential for unlocking dead capital; (iii) the critical
impact of the informal economy; and (iv) the need for the private sector to
take the lead in Nigeria's development.
All of these roles are combined to create one of
Nigeria's most dynamic television, print, and social media presences, as he
advocates for the changes that will unlock Nigeria's enormous human and
is also one of PwC's leading global thinkers, working at the complex
intersection of economics, strategy, capital markets, and investment. He has
over 32 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur, private equity
investor, line manager, economist, and strategy consultant and is his
professional career has previously lived in Asia, North America, and Europe. He
has been based in Lagos, Nigeria since early 2012 and started his work in
Nigeria in 2008.
joining PwC, he spent 10 years living in China and was the President of United
Family Hospitals (China's pre-eminent international hospital chain) during the
SARS crisis in 2003 through early 2005.
started his career at McKinsey & Company, serving in the Toronto and Paris
holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University, an MA in Philosophy and
Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes
Scholar and scored 2 goals in the 100th anniversary Blues ice hockey
match vs. Cambridge), and a BSc (Hon) in Computer Science and Mathematics from
the University of Western Ontario, Canada. In April 2011, he was named Strategy
Consultant of the Year for 2010 by the Management Consultants Association in
is a Canadian citizen.
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