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Ore Ogunbiyi

Festival of Economics

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Ore Ogunbiyi co-hosts The Economist’s daily podcast, The Intelligence, which boasts three million monthly listeners. She was previously the health-care and consumer correspondent in the paper’s business section.

Prior to The Economist, she wrote speeches for the Vice President of Nigeria, and was the youngest political appointee in the country’s history. While studying for her MS in Journalism at Columbia University, New York, she co-authored a book called Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change.

She holds a BA in Human, Social and Political Sciences from Jesus College, University of Cambridge. As president of the university’s African Caribbean Society, she pioneered the #BlackMenofCambridgeUniversity campaign and the Benin Bronze Repatriation Campaign, which eventually led to Britain’s first institutional repatriation of a Benin Bronze.

Photo credit: Paula Abu

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