Rufai is a Journalist, crazy about history and how societies evolve. He is also a celebrated speaker and has spoken at top universities around the world. “My passion for the evolution of societies is my inspiration and passion for the self-organizing project.” Rufai has co-founded various companies around the world including Loyal Bonus - an e-commerce company - and sits on the board of several companies in Europe. Rufai was originally trained as an Animal physiologist with emphasis on the preservation of semen of farm animals.
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.
Dr Andrew S. Nevin, PhD, is a public intellectual and nation builder in Nigeria, playing many key roles to advance Nigerian society. Andrew supports Nigerian youth, highlighting their achievements regularly on social media. He has been based in Lagos for over a decade. Overall, he has over 34 years of global experience in varied roles, including as an Economist, Strategy Consultant, line manager, entrepreneur, and private equity investor. In his professional career, he has previously lived in Asia, North America, and Europe.
Uma Kymal trained as a professional classical dancer and gave that up (!) to follow a more traditional career in banking advisory serving the whole range of players in the financial ecosystem globally, in Africa and in Nigeria for over 25 years while working with global firms such as PwC. She has diversified her interests over the last couple of years as a renewable energy entrepreneur and a Trustee with Five Cowries, an arts education NGO.