Eurasia Group | Amaka Anku


Practice Head, Africa


Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria

As head of the firm's Africa practice, Amaka helps clients understand the interaction of politics, policy, and markets across sub-Saharan Africa. She is a member of the firm's Global Macro practice, where she focuses on comparative global politics. Amaka is an adjunct professor at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service, and she teaches a graduate course on political risk analysis. She is also a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations. Amaka often appears on major TV networks and is frequently quoted in the world's leading newspapers.

Prior to Eurasia Group, Amaka worked with various organizations across sub-saharan Africa. She also practiced law in the international arbitration and litigation group of global law firm Shearman & Sterling, LLP, where she represented multinational corporations in multimillion-dollar, cross-border disputes. She grew up in Enugu, Nigeria, and speaks Igbo and French. Amaka holds a bachelor's degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a doctor of law degree from Harvard Law School.