Lola Adekanye

Program Director, Africa
Regions: Africa

Lola Adekanye leads the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Programs in Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). She works on a diverse portfolio that spans 12 countries and is leading the launch of a global due diligence product designed to standardize compliance for SMEs across Africa.

Adekanye sits on several working groups, editorial boards, and committees including at the CIPE Anti-Corruption and Governance Center supporting anti-corruption programs and projects globally. Her specialty is in public policy on anti-corruption, financial crime prevention, business ethics compliance in value chains and in emerging markets, and she is passionate about advancing technology to strengthen public sector accountability.

Adekanye is a licensed attorney, a member of the New York State Bar and the Nigerian Bar with more than a decade of experience as a corporate attorney and compliance specialist. Prior to Joining CIPE, Adekanye practiced white collar crime defense, consulted for the World Bank Integrity Compliance Unit, and led business risk management projects at E*trade FC. She holds two LL.M degrees; in Securities and International Financial Regulations from Georgetown University and in International Economics Law from the University of Warwick, England.