Careers Prof. Isabella Elizabeth Okagbue

Isabella is an accomplished legal practitioner and an acclaimed professor of law with many published books and articles to her credit. She graduated top of her class from the Faculty of Law at the University of Nigeria (Nsukka) before continuing her education with a Masters degree at the University of Lagos and an LLM at Harvard Law School. She won the prestigious Fulbright African Senior Research Scholar Award and spent a further period at Harvard as a Fulbright Scholar.

Isabella had a distinguished academic career with the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) where she rose to become the Director of Research. She worked with the United Nations in Somalia with UNOSOM II. She has served as legal advisor, company secretary and chief compliance officer for one of Nigeria’s largest banks.

She is currently on the board of Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Ltd (‘EMTS’), a mobile telephone operator which operates in Nigeria under the ‘Etisalat’ brand and also serves on the board of Timbuktu Media a new publishing house which intends to publish a national daily in Nigeria.


T +234 12711784