Chienye Ogwo

CEO, Africa Initiative for Governance

Conference Speaker

Chienye Ogwo is a Communications, Transformation and Non-Profit Management Professional, and Lawyer, with over nineteen-years’ combined experience in for-profit and not-for-profit enterprise. Her experience spans Management, Strategic Communication, Organisational Transformation, Change Management, Sustainability and Legal Practice across development, banking, capital markets, telecommunications and international broadcast news.

Chienye is motivated by mission, excited about building and transforming, and driven by the desire to create meaningful and lasting impact. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Initiative for Governance, a nonprofit foundation with a mission to be a catalyst for public sector transformation in Africa. Immediately prior to Africa Initiative for Governance, she was Head of Change Management for the Transformation Programme of Nigeria’s second oldest bank – Union Bank – following capital injection by a consortium of international and local investors. While at the Bank, she successfully advised the Chief Executive and Executive Management on communication, reputation management and stakeholder engagement for new initiatives resulting from the Bank’s new direction, developing communication and stakeholder management strategies for inevitable disruptions in structure and technology.

Chienye has a Master’s degree in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, a Law degree from the University of Lagos and a Barrister-at-Law qualification from the Nigerian Law School.

In May 2020, Chienye was recognised as one of 50 Leading Ladies in Corporate Nigeria 2020 by Leading Ladies Africa, a women-focused non-profit launched to promote Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion for African Women. She is a mentor for the Women in Business, Management and Public Service (WIMBIZ) Mentoring Programme and the immediate past president of the Columbia Alumni Association of Nigeria.