Yomi Jemibewon

Yomi Jemibewon is the Head of Principal Investments at CardinalStone Partners, Investment Arm. He is one of the founding partners of CardinalStone. Before joining the firm, Mr. Jemibewon served as a Vice President of Financial Advisory at Avante Capital, where he was involved in business advisory and capital raising activities for various projects in the Nigerian energy sector. Prior to joining Avante, he worked as a Consultant at Bain & Company, where Mr. Jemibewon worked primarily on executing strategic due diligence and developing post-acquisition growth strategy and turn-around initiatives for various private equity and corporate engagements. He began his professional career as a systems Engineer at Motorola Incorporated. He serves as a Non-Executive Director of CardinalStone Partners Limited. Mr. Jemibewon holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from VirginiaTech.

Books by Yomi Jemibewon

risk and return

Risk and Return is the story of one man’s return to Africa—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, the author–Yomi Jemibewon, 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.


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