BRILLIANCE BEYOND BORDERS®
Harvard Law School alumnus, Juris Doctor.
Serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the Legacy Franchises global operating segment at Citi; previously oversaw compliance with anti-bribery and corruption laws 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.
American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking
Crain's New York Business Notable Diverse Leaders in Banking & Finance
Diversity Woman Magazine Elite 100 Black Women Changing the Face of Corporate America
Nigerian Lawyers Association 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.
Face2Face Africa Corporate Leadership Award
Tropics Magazine Most Powerful Africans Shaping the Future of Africa
Society of Africans in the Diaspora Mark of Excellence Award
Leading Ladies Africa Most Inspiring Women Award
Thought Leader, Trailblazing Global Executive, Inspiring Immigrant Women Leaders to Greatness.
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 oversaw anti-bribery risk management in over 160 countries. Currently, Chief Compliance Officer - Legacy Franchises.
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 a multiple award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, author, and speaker who helps women leaders discover and embrace their genius and live lives of impact and fulfillment. She is the author of Brilliance Beyond Borders: Remarkable Women Leaders Share the Power of Immigrace (Harper Horizon) and host of the Brilliance Beyond Borders podcast.
She is managing director and Chief Compliance Officer for Legacy Franchises at Citigroup, Inc. Prior to that, she was Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup. She’s the first person to hold these titles in the bank’s history. She is also an executive council member of the Ellevate Network and is a member of Apollo Theater’s EmpowHer, a group of dynamic women supporting teens through a variety of initiatives. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science, summa cum laude, from The City College of New York and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School. She lives in Sparta, New Jersey, with her husband and three children.
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Chinwe has spoken, been featured, or quoted in the following leading publications and organizations:
To book Chinwe to speak, contact Nicole Anderson at NAL Speaker’s Bureau
"Africa's Global Ambassadors" was delivered as part of "UIU Talk: A Conversation with Igbo Trailblazers" to a group of 1,000 professionals at the Umu Igbo Unite (UIU) 2018 convention. UIU is an organization that promotes cultural preservation and appreciation, professional development, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement among Igbos in the diaspora.
Chinwe’s acceptance remarks at the Face List Awards Gala, where she received the Corporate Leadership award.
A true Renaissance is nothing without its teachers and scholars. Chinwe presented the Scholar of the Year Award at the Society for Africans in the Diaspora (SAiD) gala to Harvard professor, Prof. Jacob Olupona.
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