M-RCBG Senior Fellow-Led Study Group: Euvin Naidoo

Spring 2018: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa--Part 1 & Part 2 

Part 1: Wednesday, February 28, 4:00-5:30  M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)
Part 2: Thursday, March 1, 4:00-5:30  Carr Conference Room (Rubenstein 229)

Background videos:

Spring 2018

Part 1: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa with Euvin Naidoo (February 28)

Part 2: Developing Capital Market:A Conversation with Mr. Bola “Koko” Onadele, Managing Director of FMDQ  (March 1)

We cordially invite you to an exciting discussion on what it takes to build a
capital market in the emerging economies with the Managing Director of
FMDQ – the largest security exchange in Nigeria, Mr. Bola “Koko” Onadele.
Koko’s financial market experience commenced in 1991 when he joined the then Nigerian International Bank (NIB) which later became Citibank Nigeria Limited. During his banking career, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Lead Bank PLC, Treasurer of First City Monument Bank PLC, MD/Chief Executive of Trust Bank (Merchant Bankers) of Africa.


Fall 2017: Three-Day Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa
September 25-27

Africa and the 4th Industrial Revolution: Innovation, leapfrogging and the promise and challenges of the Demographic Dividend
Optional pre-seminar viewing:  2017 MasterClass on Digital Innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Monday, September 25,  10:15-11:30am
M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)

Financial Inclusion: Unpacking the concept of what financial inclusion means
Optional pre-seminar reading:
2017 Report on Financial Inclusion (co-Author): Public report
Tuesday, September 26, 4:15-5:30pm
DP/SA Student Lounge Conference Room, Taubman 202

Leadership in Africa: Public, Private and Civil Society: ‘Mandelanomics’ and how his vision, more than ever, has relevance for Africa, the globe and across sectors
Optional pre-seminar viewing:  MasterClass with South Africa’s former Minister of Finance: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Wednesday, September 27,  4:00-5:30pm
M-RCBG Conference Room (Belfer 503)

Euvin Naidoo headshotSelected by Forbes.com in 2011 as one of the African continent's Top 10 most ‘Powerful and Influential Men’ of his generation, Euvin has been engaged as an executive within financial services in both the USA and Africa for the past 15 years. Prior to coming on board to spear head Thomson Reuters Financial Institutions business across Africa (current role), Euvin was part of the African leadership team at the Boston Consulting Group, joining as the first South African Partner and Managing Director based out of the Johannesburg office, where he led the Africa Financial Institutions (Banking and Insurance) and Public Sector (DFIs, Treasury and Central Banks) Practices. Naidoo's personal focus and work is on digital innovation and transformation within banking and insurance incorporating the themes of risk, customer centricity, agility, automation, financial inclusion, development of capital markets and the implications of the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' on financial services organizations, staff, stakeholders and customers. He also focuses on 'Sales Force Effectiveness' and the organizational changes needed to drive the delivery of bottom line impact at scale for banks, asset managers and insurance companies. Selected in 2009 as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in 2012 he was recruited to the Forum’s Global Agenda Councils, where he served 2 terms on the United States Council. He is a current member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network. Euvin was honored in Boston this year by receiving the Harvard Business School 2017 Africa Leadership Excellence Award, at the annual Harvard Africa Conference in February. Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs, in recognition of his work, and impact across Africa, has previously named Euvin as one of the ‘Five Faces of African Innovation and Entrepreneurship. As a Senior Fellow, his research is entitled The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) on Africa. His faculty sponsor is Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development at Harvard Kennedy School.