Fellowship Year: 2020
Nationality: Nigeria
Job Title: Founding and Managing Partner
Organisation: Rincon


Job Title: Founding and Managing Partner

Organisation: Rincon

Professional History: Seni is the Founder and Managing Partner at Rincon, a firm that partners with global executives and business leaders to build high performance organizations through a focus on strategy, people, culture, and operational excellence. He is also the founder and community manager at Black Ops, a network of top Africans building great companies and cultures across the world.

He was previously an executive at Andela, a venture-backed startup where he held multiple roles as Director of Operations, Country Director, and later, Vice President of Global Operations. He grew global operations by 400% and led several organizations. This included talent supply, recruitment and growth, marketing, finance, people/HR, corporate travel, and country operations across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Rwanda, and Egypt.

Under his leadership, Andela achieved several milestones, including emerging as the #1 Best place to work in Nigeria and Africa (as Country Director) and receiving the US secretary of state Award for Corporate Excellence.

Before Andela, Seni built a new business jet airline in Nigeria for Bristow Group in a record 12 months and ran sales, marketing and operations, delivering an industry-leading 98% on-time-departure record and the highest-rated service experience. His prior career spans roles at Bain & Company in Chicago and Hewlett-Packard in Silicon Valley.

Seni is passionate about building high-performing organizations and developing a community of strong leaders.

Academic and professional credentials: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University
MBA from Harvard Business School



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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.