Professor George Nwangwu – Director-General
Professor Nwangwu has years of experience as a lawyer spanning various aspects of legal practice and academia in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He advises on corporate finance, project finance, development finance, and other transaction work in oil and gas, power and telecommunications, loan and equity offerings, mergers, and acquisitions. He has been a consultant for numerous multilateral institutions including the World Bank, DFID, and ALSF/AfDB. These consultancies cut across private and public sector initiatives as well as public-private partnerships. Professor Nwangwu has also advised government institutions/regulators in Africa in diverse capacities. He has managed projects with a cumulative value of over 20 billion dollars. He is currently a research fellow at the Department of Mercantile Law, Stellenbosch University as well as a Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, University College London. He was recently appointed a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Centre for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Dr Jumoke Oduwole – Director
Dr. Oduwole Obtained a Bachelors’s Degree in Law (L.L.B.) with Honours from the University of Lagos in 1997 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. She was a Cambridge Commonwealth Scholar and graduated with an LLM degree from Cambridge University in 2000. She holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is passionate about development issues in Africa and has worked on one-off policy projects in the areas of development and national planning, tax reform, corruption, public health, education, and urban housing in Nigeria.

Dr Benjamin Mukoro – Centre Co-ordinator
Dr Benjamin Mukoro serves as Co-ordinator of the Global Centre for Law, Business and Economy. He holds a doctoral degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from the University of Nigeria. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M) degrees from the University of Benin in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010, he is also an Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators. Dr Mukoro is a member of the Steering Committee, Partnership for Activations of Climate Actions in Nigeria (PACAN) which is convened by the National Council on Climate Change (NCCC), the national focal point for climate change issues in Nigeria. His research work focuses primarily on the intersection of law and the empirical disciplines.

Miracle Oluwafemi – Programme Officer
Miss Oluwafemi is Programme Officer at the Global Centre for Law, Business and Economy. She is a legal practitioner with a robust background in Corporate and Commercial Law, augmented by a deep interest in climate policies, Energy Law, and project delivery. Her professional engagements are coloured by her passion for environmental sustainability and the dynamics of energy systems. She leverages her legal background to support clients in these areas.

Dr Matthew Nwankwo – Senior Research Associate
Dr Chidebe Matthew Nwankwo is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with twelve years of legal practice experience. He holds an LL. B from Igbinedion University in Okada, Nigeria; an LLM in International Economic and Trade Law from Brunel University in London, UK; and has been a member of the Nigerian Bar since 2008. Furthermore, Dr Nwankwo also holds a PhD in international law from Brunel University. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. His teaching responsibilities include Nigerian Land Law, Public International Law, African Union Law and Law of the United Nations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2019 Dr Nwankwo was one of the recipients of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) grant for Early Career Academics. He has authored numerous articles in reputable journals and book chapters. His research interests include International Economic Law, African Union Law, International Environmental Law, and African Legal History.

Victor Izebhor – Associate
Mr. Izebhor is a graduate of Babcock University where he studied Law. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2018 as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court. He is a Chartered Arbitrator as well under the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom), a Chartered Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants (Nigeria). Mr Izebhor is also a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, Nigerian Society of International Law, Young African Leaders Initiative, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Nigerian Bar Association and the African International Economic Law Network. He holds an LL.M degree of the School of Law, Accounting & Finance, University of South Wales, United Kingdom. His areas of expertise include Public-Private Partnerships, Procurement Law, Commercial Law and Corporate Law.

Chiemerie Okoro – Associate
Chiemerie Okoro is a legal practitioner with a focus on public-private partnerships and project finance. She trained at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University where she earned a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree. She has also been called to the Nigerian Bar having studied at the Nigerian Law School. Miss Okoro engages Africa’s infrastructural challenges through a legal lens. Her practice has seen her advising indigenous and international clients on corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues.