International Advisory Board Member
Chinelo Anohu runs the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), the preeminent investment platform on the continent. A flagship initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in concert with key founding partners, the AIF is charged with enhancing the quality of deals, raising capital, and accelerating financial closure of impactful transactions in critical sectors of Africa.
Prior to joining the AfDB, Chinelo served as Director-General of Nigeria’s National Pension Commission where she had played a pivotal role in reforming the Pension system and mobilizing domestic resources with the introduction of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
With its unique transactional focus, Chinelo led the AIF double boardrooms within a calendar year, the virtual boardrooms in March, and the physical boardrooms in November 2022, showcasing 92 projects with a total deal value of $102 Billion generated across 24 countries on the continent, and cutting across critical sectors such as Infrastructure, manufacturing, creative industry, with a focus on Women led projects.
Chinelo obtained an LLB from the University of Nigeria, a B.L from the Nigerian Law School and an LLM in Telecommunications and Computer Law from the London School of Economics. She has undergone Executive Education at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Colombia Business School and the INSEAD Business School France.
She executed the first ever World Pension Summit Africa, held in Abuja for three years in a row, convening global financial experts to deliberate on the opportunities in the African pension industry and was named one of New African magazine Most Influential Africans in 2014 and 2022. She is a member of the London Stock Exchange Africa Advisory Group and sits on the International Advisory Board, Edinburgh Business School, Scotland. Only recently, she was appointed as a member of United States EXIM Advisory Committee Council on Advancing Women in Business. These fifteen global women leaders were tasked with the responsibility of providing support to U.S. EXIM´s gender equity goals.