2016 has been a year of transition for Nigeria, as the business environment has struggled with a slump in oil and shortages of foreign currency and power. According to the IMF this could cause the economy to shrink 1.7 percent this year. Prompting the private and public sectors to diversify the economy to create new avenues for economic growth.
The Nigeria 2017 briefing will provide an overview of Nigeria’s current macroeconomic position and discuss the political, economic and commercial prospects for the country in the year ahead. Speakers include Razia Khan, Chief Economist at Standard Chartered Bank.
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Meet the Speakers:
Razia Khan, Managing Director, Chief Economist, Africa, Standard Chartered Bank
Razia is a well-known commentator on African markets, advising the Bank’s clients on Africa strategy and providing regular updates to African central banks, financeministries and multilateral institutions. She joined the Bank in 1997. Razia holds a BSc (Hons) degree in economics and an MSc (Econ) in development, including monetary economics and international trade law, from the London School of Economics. Razia has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Population and on Poverty and Development.
Zuzana Brixiova, Vice President-Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service, Sovereign Risk Group
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Previously, she worked in several international organizations, including as Advisor to the Chief Economist and Vice President at the African Development Bank, Economic Advisor at UNDP Swaziland and IMF Resident Representative in Belarus and Lithuania. She was also the head of the Czech Republic and Estonia unit in OECD’s Economics Department during the global financial crisis.
In 2007/08, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the Addis Ababa University. She has published widely in the areas of open macroeconomics, inclusive growth and regional integration. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Finance from the Prague University of Economics.
Daniel Magnowski, Senior Analyst for Nigeria, Control Risks
Daniel is responsible for all Control Risks’ Nigeria analysis. He oversees consulting work and the production of online subscriptions content on the country, as well as the broader West Africa region. Daniel is based in London but travels regularly to Nigeria to work in our Lagos office, visit sources and clients, and deploy to client sites across the country.
Before joining Control Risks in 2015, Daniel was Bloomberg’s Nigeria economic and government reporter based in Abuja for two years. Major stories covered during this period included the Boko Haram insurgency and the government's response; Nigeria’s success in containing the Ebola outbreak; the country’s management of its oil resources and income; and elections in March that resulted in an unprecedented democratic transfer of power. Prior to this, Daniel was based in Senegal for almost three years as Reuters’ West and Central Africa correspondent.