Chinwe Esimai is an award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, writer, and speaker who is passionate about inspiring generations of women leaders.
She is Managing Director and Chief Anti-Bribery Officer at Citigroup, Inc. She is the first to hold this title in the bank’s history.
Prior to Citi, she spent a combined five years at Goldman Sachs in various regulatory risk management roles. She was a law professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law and began her career as a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.
The Nigerian Lawyers Association named Chinwe Trailblazer of the Year and she is the recipient of the Face-to-Face Africa Corporate Leadership Award. In 2020, Leading Ladies Africa named her one of 100 Most Inspiring Women and Tropics Magazine named her one of the Most Powerful Africans Shaping the Future of Africa.
Chinwe’s leadership insights have been featured on her blog and in leading publications around the world, including Forbes, Thrive Global, Black Enterprise, Real Business UK, Business Intelligence Middle East, and Knowledge@Wharton.
She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude, from the City College of NY, and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.
She lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.