Risk and Return: A Journey of Entrepreneurship and self-discovery in Africa
Risk and Return is the story of Yomi's return to Afriica - a journey that begins with a search for self-fulfillment, which then evolves into an entrepreneurial adventure filled with tribulations, triumphs and many life lessons that will keep readers engaged from start to finish.
In a casual conversational voice, Yomi gives an honest, often hilarious and sometimes sobering account of what it feels like to chase a dream under highly uncertain circumstances. His anecdotes and reflections about navigating an unfamiliar sometimes unforgiving, African business environment - as an idealistic returnee an eager entrepreneur, or a young family man - will help readers navigate the challenging and sometimes terrifying times that a person experiences when embarking on a big life change.
For those readers with a special passion for Africa, his story just might inspire action to join the wave of people collaborating to galvanize positive change in Africa.
Yomi Jemibewon is one of the founders of CardinalStone, a Lagos-based West Africa-focused asset management firm that currently manages $250 million across various asset classes. Today, Yomi co-heads CardinalStone's private equity business, where he invests in and guides small-to-medium scale businesses towards positively transforming the West African economic landscape.
Earlier in his career, Yomi worked as a management consultant in the New York offiice of Bain & Company. and as a research engineer with Motorola. He earned B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and an MBA from The Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Yomi returned to Nigeria in 2007 after living in the U.S for thirteen years. He now lives in Lagos with his wife and three daughters. This is his first book.
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