Book Launch: ‘Reclaiming the Jewel of Africa’ by Olusegun Aganga CON



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre,
SOAS University of London
10 Thornhaugh Street,
London WC1H 0XG


Free (donations to RAS gratefully received)

Join us on a insightful evening with Olusegun Aganga CON as he launches his book launch in London: Reclaiming the Jewel of Africa.

In conversation with RAS’ Chairperson, Arunma Oteh OON, the author will share an insider account of how to take Nigeria and Africa from potential to prosperity. Drawing on long experience in both the private sector and government, Olusegun Aganga CON provides practical and pragmatic insights that all Nigerians, and anyone concerned about the broader economic future of Africa, should consider.

The session includes excerpts’ readings and Q&A. Books are available to purchase now or on the day where the author will be signing copies. Proceeds from the sales will go towards poverty alleviation programs in Nigeria and other African countries.

Attendees are invited to stay for a relaxed reception with African food and drinks.

Limited spaces, please register to guarantee your space.


If you are not attending in person, please register to join us online and get your copy of the book.


Olusegun Aganga CON is a Chartered Accountant with a professional career extending over four decades in the financial services industry and in public service. A former MD at Goldman and Senior Director at Ernst & Young in London, he served first as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Economic Management Team and then as its Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments. He was also the chairman of the World Bank and WTO.

Currently, Olusegun is an advisor to companies and governments in the UK, US and Nigeria. He is the founder of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative, a board member of Technoserve in the US, an advisory board member of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and a member of the investor advisory council of Time Partners in the UK.


Arunma Oteh OON is Chair of the Royal African Society. She has been an Academic Scholar at St. Antony’s College and an Executive-in-Residence at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, since January 2019. Her research areas of focus are capital markets, economic development and financial technology. She is also a member of the London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Group. She was previously Treasurer of the World Bank, Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria, Group Vice President and Group Treasurer, African Development Bank Group. She was named one of PowerList’s 2020 top 100 people of Black Heritage in the U.K., and one of Africa’s 50 most influential African women by Forbes Africa in March 2020.