About Nneoma Nwogu

Nneoma Nwogu is a senior legal counsel for the World Bank Group, where she has represented the development institution in Africa and the Middle East, notably in project structuring, negotiations, and compliance in international development finance transactions and advisory services across a diverse portfolio that includes agriculture, food security, social safety net, maternal and infant health, climate change, education, energy and natural resources governance. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was an Associate at Hogan & Hartson LLP (now Hogan Lovells LLP), working on international business transactions. She has worked with the South African Human Rights Commission and the United States Justice Department, Civil Division. Beyond her legal practice, she leads the African Mining Legislation Atlas Project where, in coordination with the African Legal Support Facility and the University of Cape Town, South Africa, has designed and facilitated a 10-day intensive certified training course in mineral law for advanced law students representing several African law faculties.

Nneoma is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an adjunct Professor of Law at the American University Washington College of Law and part-time faculty of Loyola University of Chicago as an LLM thesis advisor. She has served as Vice President of Programming on the Board of the Washington Foreign Law Society and guest lectured at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins School of International Studies. She has written on development issues, reviewed articles for legal journals and was a scholar delegate to the 2005 Academy of Achievement summit. Nneoma received her BA from Wellesley College, an M. Phil from Oxford University and Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Nneoma was born in Imo State, Nigeria and immigrated to the United States to join her family in Queens New York and Worcester, Massachusetts upon graduating from secondary school.


  • BA in Philosophy, Wellesley College
  • MPhil in Development Economics, University of Oxford
  • JD in Law, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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  • Senior Counsel, The World Bank Group

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