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Chinwe Esimai

Chinwe Esimai is a multiple award-winning lawyer, trailblazing corporate executive, writer, and speaker who helps women leaders discover and embrace their genius and live lives of impact and fulfillment. She is managing director and chief anti-bribery officer at Citigroup, Inc, the first person to hold this title in the bank’s history.

Chinwe spent five years at Goldman Sachs in various regulatory risk-management roles and also served as a law professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Chinwe has received numerous awards: American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking; Leading Ladies Africa’s 100 Most Inspiring Women; Tropics Magazine's Most Powerful Africans Shaping the Future of Africa; Nigerian Lawyers Association Trailblazer of the Year; Face2Face Africa Corporate Leadership Award; and Diversity Magazine's Elite 100. She is an executive council member of the Ellevate Network and serves as a Cherie Blair Foundation mentor.

Chinwe is the host of the Brilliance Beyond Borders podcast, and her leadership insights have also been featured in leading publications including Forbes, Thrive Global, Black Enterprise, Medium, and [email protected] She has delivered keynotes to prestigious audiences and has spoken three times at the United Nations. She obtained a bachelor of arts in political science, summa cum laude, from the City College of New York and a juris doctor from Harvard Law School. She lives in Sparta, New Jersey, with her husband and three children.