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Anino Emuwa

Member of the Board of Governors


Dr Anino Emuwa has over 25 years’ experience in banking, international management consulting and research. A former corporate banker with Citibank, she is the founder of Avandis Consulting, a strategy and financial advisory firm in France.

An experienced Non-Executive Director, Dr Emuwa sits on the board of several organisations. She is a   member of the Institute of Directors Expert Advisory Group on Diversity and Inclusion, a member of the global Advisory Board of UK’s 20-first, and a Grant Advisory Committee member of the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services initiative supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

An award-winning international speaker on entrepreneurship, emerging technologies, and diversity and inclusion, Anino has been invited to speak at prestigious institutions and conferences including Forbes, Facebook Association of MBAs Business School Leaders Forum, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics and the French National Assembly. Dr Emuwa’s articles have been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Global Banking and Finance Review, and Business Chief Middle East and Africa.

Dr Emuwa is an advocate for gender diversity in leadership and she received the global award for Women in Tech Ally by WomenTech Network in 2020, and is recognised as one of the 125 people to follow on LinkedIn about Diversity and Inclusion. Anino convenes global and regional communities for women in leadership and is the founder of 100 Women@Davos, and the African Women CEOs Network. Anino has been a coach and mentor for Cartier Women’s Initiative and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s EnterpriseWOMEN programme. She is also a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor Alumni.

Dr Emuwa is an alumni fellow of Nottingham Business School where she completed her Doctorate in Business Administration. She holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management and a BSc Economics from the London School of Economics. Anino is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a member of the Institute of Directors. She has lived in six countries and is bilingual in English and French.