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Segun Aganga is the Minister of Trade and Investment and former Minister of Finance of Nigeria. He was previously head of hedge fund consulting for Goldman Sachs Europe. He joined Goldman Sachs in 2001 as an executive director within the European Prime Brokerage sales team and became a managing director in 2003. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the head of Ernst & Young's European hedge fund practice, a group he established in 1995. He was also the firm's hedge fund and MRO/FSA subject matter expert for many years. In 2002, he led an industry-wide initiative to produce the "Guide to Sound Practices for European Hedge Fund Managers." Segun is currently the chairman of both the Alternative Investment Management Association's Hedge Fund Research Committee and London Investment Banking Association's Prime Brokerage Committee. Segun is a qualified accountant and a graduate of Oxford University and the University of Ibadan. He and his wife, Abi, have four children. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.