Andrew Nevin

PARTNER & CHIEF ECONOMIST, PWC
Andrew Nevin

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One of PwC’s leading global thinkers, working at the complex intersection of economics, strategy, capital markets & investment. Andrew is a Partner and the Chief Economist, PwC West Africa. He plays key roles in advancing Nigeria’s and West Africa’s economy and society.

Dr. Andrew S. Nevin, PhD, is a nation-builder and public intellectual in Nigeria. With over 35 years’ experience as a thinker and a doer at the intersection of economics, strategy, capital markets, social enterprises, and investment, he has lived previously in Asia, North America, and Europe. He has been based in Nigeria (the world’s 7th most populous country) since 2012.

He started his professional career at McKinsey & Company, serving in Toronto & Paris. Before joining PwC, he spent 10 years living in China and was President of United Family Hospitals (China’s preeminent international hospital chain) during the SARS crisis in 2003–2005.

 

Beyond his work in Nigeria, Andrew is a leader in the emerging concept of “Flourishing” and recently published Flourishing in Canada: How to Get the Good Life, which makes the case for moving from a GDP lens to a Flourishing lens for forming public policy. He became interested in the Flourishing concept following the Great Financial Crisis of 2008, which showed that the economy and financial system were unsustainable.

 

Andrew’s latest work focuses on combining “Flourishing” with the concept of “Brain Capital,” an initiative of the OECD to take a broad view of the impact of brain health and brain skills on individuals and societies. He is the co-chair of the Working Group creating a Brain Capital Index so that we can start to quantify our Brain Capital, both within and across countries.

Andrew’s main role is Partner, Financial Services Leader, and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria.

Educational qualification

  • He holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University,
  • an MA in Philosophy and Politics from Balliol College, Oxford University (where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar and scored 2 goals in the 100th anniversary Blues ice hockey match vs. Cambridge),
  • and a BSc (Hon) in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Key Achievements in the last decade

  • Advisory Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria; as Chief Economist, he is one of Nigeria’s leading voices in unlocking the enormous potential of Nigeria’s young people
  • Co-creator of the Self-Organising Naija concept (www.selforganisingnaija.org)
  • Founding Governor of the Financial Centre for Sustainability (FC4S) Lagos
  • Advisory Board Member of the Aig Imoukhuede Foundation
  • Trustee of HH Muhammadu Sanusi II SDG Challenge
  • Faculty Member of Nigeria’s School of Politics, Politics, and Governance (thesppg.org)
  • Tireless advocate for innovation in Nigeria, including (i) a leading advocate for Blockchain technology adoption; Co-founder of Binkabi, a blockchain-enabled supply-chain finance platform; investor in several Nigerian technology start-ups

Important recognition in the last decade

In April 2011, he was named Strategy Consultant of the Year for 2010 by the Management Consultants Association in the UK.

Take note!

● Andrew is a Canadian citizen and is married. ● He loves to play sport including football (soccer), tennis, ski, golf, and chess

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