Amaka Anku

Title:
Professorial Lecturer

Areas of Expertise

Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal

As head of Eurasia Group's Africa practice, Amaka helps clients understand the interaction of politics, policy, and markets across sub-Saharan Africa. She also leads the firm's coverage of Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and Senegal, identifies regional trends, and analyzes the evolution of political dynamics in the region's key markets. 

Amaka has on-the-ground experience working across the African continent with organizations such as Africare, the African Development Bank, the International Crisis Group, and the International Rescue Committee. From 2011 to 2015, she practiced law in the international arbitration and litigation group of global law firm Shearman & Sterling, LLP, where she represented multinational corporations in multimillion-dollar, cross-border disputes throughout the region. Amaka is a regular commentator and speaker on Nigerian and African affairs. She grew up in Enugu, Nigeria, and is fluent in Igbo and French. Amaka holds a bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a doctor of law degree from Harvard Law School.

Education

Bachelor's degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University;
Doctor of law degree from Harvard Law School.