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Chika Chukwujekwu

Head of Africa Business Development, Grant Thornton LLP

Seasoned professional with dual expertise in business and stakeholder management, managing finance and operations, strategic partnerships and projects; and in forensics, compliance and governance. Experience gained in both UK and international environments, working with a broad demographic of internal stakeholders and clients.

Success underpinned by a suite of skills that include strategic planning, leadership, relationship and senior stakeholder management, business management, financial control, project management and influencing, coupled with technical excellence in compliance due diligence, forensic investigations, anti-bribery and corruption, and anti-money laundering.

Career overview includes the following highlights:

*Playing a key role in the establishment and growth of PwC’s Africa Business Group which has been critical in quadrupling Africa revenues in four years
*Building effective relationships with corporations, government departments and agencies to drive business expansion
*Organising and participating in events and conferences attended by high-profile leaders and opinion-makers in corporate and government circles
*Successfully undertaking multiple assignments in the forensic investigations, anti-corruption, AML, regulatory compliance, risk and audit sphere for high-profile clients
*Secondment to the Lehman Brothers Administration team, managing the recovering, analysis and distribution of $4.5billion worth of Trust cash and securities.

Additional to the ACA qualification are: a BSc in Accountancy, MSc in Development Finance and CAMS certification.