Fikayo Akeredolu


Research Topic:

Climate Change and Multilateralism in the Sino-African Relationship
Government and Politics Network
St Antony's College
DPhil Politics

I am studying for a DPhil in Politics; my research focuses on Climate Change, Multilateralism in the Sino-African Relationship.

I have a Master's in Contemporary Chinese Studies from the University of Oxford and a Master's in Global Affairs from Tsinghua University in China, where I studied as a Schwarzman Scholar.

Before Oxford and Tsinghua, I worked as a Financial Products and Technology Growth expert in the Middle East, Europe, China and Africa. I worked at Bloomberg, Stears and Refinitiv (Now The London Stock Exchange Group). I also founded the Growth Network, a community of intelligent and like-minded people who want to understand how to survive and grow in the Nigerian business landscape.

When not working, I enjoy running, playing tennis, reading about business successes/failures and working on advancing the prospects of black women in the workplace.


My research focuses on 

  • The Political Economy of African Countries
  • Chinese Development and Economic Roadmap  


Awards & Scholarships

  • Schwarzman Scholarship 
  • Contemporary Chinese Studies OSGA Departmental Scholarship
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence (Durham University)



English, Yoruba and Chinese Mandarin (HSK III).


Teaching Experience

Seminar Leader Politics of Policymaking - Blavatnik School of Government


Conference Presentation

Akeredolu, F. (2022). Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement - How Nigeria’s Youth Diaspora Impacts Political Change. In: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).

Akeredolu, F. (2023). Love in a Time of Racism - How Race Affects Sino-African Romantic Relationships. After Bandung: Africa and China in a New Era.