AMAKA ANKU

Practice Head, Africa

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Sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Senegal

Amaka leads the firm's Africa practice, directing its analysis of regional trends and the interaction of politics, policy, and markets. Her own work focuses on political and economic trends in West Africa, particularly in Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and Senegal.
 
Amaka has on-the-ground experience working across the African continent with organizations such as Africare, the African Development Bank, the International Crisis Group, and the International Rescue Committee. From 2011 to 2015, she 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 throughout the region. Amaka is a regular commentator and speaker on Nigerian and African affairs. She grew up in Enugu, Nigeria, and is fluent in Igbo and French. Amaka holds a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a doctor of law degree from Harvard Law School.

 
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