Seyi Agbedana is a chartered accountant who has worked with domestic and international companies, government and government agencies in Nigeria. Her experience has been in mergers and acquisitions, market-entry and corporate strategy and more recently product and value proposition development. Seyi is passionate about education and has contributed thought leadership on how to finance public education in Nigeria. She holds an MBA from Insead France, a first degree from the University of Abuja and is an associate of Chartered Institute Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). She currently works at Visa Inc as Director, Visa Consulting and Analytics SSA, focused on West and Francophone Africa.
Having recognised the principles of Antifragility, as described in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s book Antifragile, in action every day in Nigeria, the 4 of us, Andrew Nevin, Rufai Oseni, Seyi Yerokun and Uma Kymal, agreed that we should write about Nigeria as an exemplar of Antifragility. We also agreed that we would source the stories to support the narrative from the Nigerian public. Hence the decision was made to write the first chapter setting out the framework of the book and identifying areas where we believe the examples and stories would come from to support the different chapters and then put it out to the Nigerian public. The main mode for gathering the stories was chosen as a website. The output would be a book on Self-organising nature of Nigeria and what policies can support this.