Imaobong Akpan-Ita is an Associate Program Officer for Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise. She works on a diverse portfolio that spans 13 countries and includes projects that support the standardization of compliance for Small and Growing Businesses using local private-sector-led solutions. Imaobong also manages a network of change agents dedicated to establishing an ethical ecosystem by promoting a culture of compliance in the African business community.
Before joining CIPE, Imaobong worked as a Development Officer in the non-profit arm of Mumspring Global to build and establish new business relationships aimed at leveraging the strength of combined networks to raise awareness for neonatal mortality in Nigeria and Africa. Earlier, she served as a Program Coordinator for IMPACT for Change and Development, a non-profit that advocates for the protection and promotion of Women’s and Children’s Rights and matters of Peace and security.
Imaobong holds a bachelor’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy from Babcock University and a certificate in Project Management for Development Professionals.