Eurasia Group | Amaka Anku


Practice Head, Africa


Africa, Nigeria

As head of the firm's Africa practice, Amaka helps clients understand the interaction of politics, policy, and markets across Africa. Her research focuses on Nigerian politics, African regional trends, and comparative global politics. Amaka is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught a graduate course on political risk analysis at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service. 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 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.