Elizabeth is a Poler Family Oxford Graduate Scholar, studying the Master of Public Policy program at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. She is also a student participant in the Impact Lab program at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Elizabeth served as the youngest Reform Leader on Nigeria's Ease of Doing Business initiative led by the Office of the Vice President of Nigeria. Working with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council Secretariat, Elizabeth advised and led initiatives on legislative, legal, technical, policy, and judicial reforms that created an enabling environment for businesses and investors. Her works were critical to the re-enactment of Nigeria's most crucial business legislation- the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (which had not been amended in 30 years); the Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous provisions) Act 2023; the digitization of business registration processes and establishment of fast-track judicial processes that improved access to justice for business owners across the country. These reforms were instrumental in reducing the time, cost, and procedure for doing business and moving Nigeria up by 39 places on the World Bank’s Doing Business Index within four years. Prior to this, she practiced as a Corporate Investment and Litigation Lawyer with a commercial law firm after obtaining an LL.B degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and being called to the Nigerian Bar.
She is passionate about seeking impactful and sustainable solutions to drive legal, social, political, economic, and enterprise development reforms in Africa and globally.
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