BRILLIANCE BEYOND BORDERS™
Harvard Law School alumnus, Juris Doctor.
Oversees compliance with anti-bribery laws and regulations across all business lines and in over 160 countries.
Passionate speaker at the world’s leading organizations.
Passionate Global Advocate for Women Leaders.
First person to hold the title of Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup.
The Nigerian Lawyers Association named her Trailblazer of the Year.
Chair of the Board of Harambee USA (2014-2020), a non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting education and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Recipient of the 2018 Corporate Leadership Award at the Face2Face Africa gala.
St. Thomas University
Law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law where she taught Securities Regulation, Law & Finance in Emerging Markets, and Business Associations.
Served in various risk management roles, including anti-bribery and regulatory audits and inquiries.
Managing Director within three years and oversees anti-bribery risk management in over 160 countries.
Thought Leader, Trailblazing Corporate Executive, Inspiring Immigrant Women Leaders to Greatness.
Keynote Speaker & Author
Chinwe speaks regularly at conferences, including three times at the United Nations. She is passionate about and discusses:
The Art of Navigating the Corporate Terrain: how to chart an innovative career.
Leadership Lessons from Remarkable Immigrant Women Leaders: what all women leaders can learn from them.
Talent as Leverage: how organizations can create and leverage high-performing talent, including diverse talent, to create winning cultures, market differentiation, and more effectively advance their missions.
Global Anti-Corruption Trends
African Economic Development
UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Africa Agenda 2063
Leveraging Fintech to Promote Public Sector Integrity
Chinwe's Press and Event Bios
Chinwe Esimai is an award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, writer, and speaker who is passionate about inspiring generations of women leaders. She is author of the upcoming book, Brilliance Beyond Borders: Five Traits of Remarkable Immigrant Women Leaders and host of the Brilliance Beyond Borders Podcast.
She is Managing Director and Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup, Inc. She is the first person to hold this title in the bank’s history. Prior to Citi, she spent a combined five years at Goldman Sachs in various regulatory risk management roles. She served as a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. She began her career as a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, LLP. She obtained a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the City College of NY, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
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