Development economist, data scientist, and project finance expert, Dr. Bongo Adi has been appointed Board Chairman of Newstide Publications Limited. Dr. Adi joins a rich list of other renowned experts appointed by the multimedia company.
Dr. Adi brings with him vast experience covering over two decades in the fields of research, consulting, policy design, capital raising, business development, and data analytics. Also, he has well over 15 years of experience in teaching, policy research, and consulting.
Newstide offers reliable sources of news and analyses on Africa’s social, economic, business, and political trends and developments. Its publication, Prime Business, is an independent online business newspaper that serves the first and future words of the boardroom and public sector governance. Also, as a media research agency, Newstide is a supplier of relevant data for public and private sector needs.
Other operations of Newstide include conducting media training and short certificate courses for professionals, organising periodic conferences on national and international issues, special investigations for public consumption, online newspaper publications, and many others.
A man of many caps, Dr. Adi who was also appointed Editorial Board member of Prime Business, is an assistant professor and has lectured at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where he was a JSPS fellow, and at the American University of Nigeria. He holds a full-time faculty position in the Department of Economics, Data Analysis, and Strategic Business at the Lagos Business School, Pan Atlantic University, Nigeria.
One of Nigeria’s top economic policy analysts, Dr. Adi holds a multidisciplinary PhD in Appropriate Technology and Sciences for Sustainable Development, encompassing Regional Science and Quantitative Development Economics; an MA in Economic Development and Policy Management under the Joint Japan/World Bank; and postdoctoral training in Data Management at the National Agricultural Research Centre, Japan.
A recipient of several awards, including the Academic Award in Philosophy and Transdisciplinarity 2000, United Nations University Fellowship 2000, World Bank Scholarship for international students 2004, 2005, 2006, the Social Science Prize 2007, and several others too numerous to mention, Dr. Adi’s research have been presented in numerous international conferences, workshops, and published in top-ranking international journals.
Over the years he has consulted for international organisations like the World Bank, JICA, UNCTAD, ICAN, UNDP, Blomberg, and a host of others. He is a resident economic and policy analyst with major TV stations in Nigeria, such as Channels TV, Arise TV, CNBC Africa, AIT, and many more. He maintains a column, ‘Bongonomics’ in Nigeria’s Businessday newspaper, has served as a member of the Transition Technical Committee in Imo State, and is currently the convener and general secretary of Imo Economic Summit Group.