Nwamaka Ogbonna



Nwamaka, from Nigeria, is an Mphil candidate in Development Studies whose research focuses on the politics of industrial policy in Nigeria. She graduated with First class honours in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds a Masters in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she studied on a full scholarship.

Prior to Oxford, she led the monitoring and evaluation of the $100 million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme –which funds, trains and mentors 1000 African entrepreneurs annually. She also completed a graduate internship at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC),New York -the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. Nwamaka is a writer, providing commentary and analysis on contemporary economic and political issues in Africa. Her writing has been featured on Stears Business, the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Africa Research Institute (ARI). She is also a well sought-out Public Speaker, speaking at several local and international conferences. In 2017, she was selected for the British Council Future Leaders Connect Programme –a network of the top 50 emerging policy Leaders from across the world chosen from over 11,000 applications.

As Vice President, Nwamaka hopes to lead initiatives which promote integration within the society and enhances the welfare of its members