Somachi Chris-Asoluka is the Head of Policy and External Relations for the Tony Elumelu Foundation. In this role, she conducts the data gathering, analysis, and methodology review for all research publications of the Foundation and oversees the Foundation’s advocacy initiatives – case studies, workshops, roundtables,

symposiums, etc. She also manages all external engagements and relationships for the Foundation and its Founder, Mr Tony Elumelu CON.

Somachi graduated Summa Cum Laude from Saint Mary’s College of California and received the “Adam Smith” award given to the best performing student in Economics. She also has a Master’s Degree in International and Development Economics from Yale University.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Somachi worked with the Corporate Governance and Finance division of Phillips Consulting Limited and she served as a research assistant at the Lagos Business School in 2013 and has interned as a columnist with BusinessDay newspaper.

She is a member of the Financial Women’s Association, San Francisco, the Omicron Delta Epsilon (National Economics Honor Society, USA) and a fellow of the Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa – a programme that annually identifies and engages the top 25 most promising young women leaders on the continent.

We are proud of her achievement and we name her Most Influential 100 Class of 2018 Humanitarian and Religious category.