EXPERIENCED ECONOMIST │ POLICY ANALYST/ADVISOR │AUTHOR │ GENDER EQUALITY ADVOCATE
Chinwe Egwim is a seasoned economist with over 500 published economic notes, primarily geared towards financial, development and macroeconomics. Chinwe consistently applies rigorous analysis to ensure Africa’s economic landscape is better understood. She is the Senior Economist at FBNQuest Merchant Bank (an arm of FBN Holdings).
Chinwe was appointed as a National Consultant by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to lead the services trade project which is partly driven by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Output from this project serves as auxiliary resource for the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
Her contributions have also supported high-level committees within development agencies like the World Bank. She is an active member of the Africa Development Bank Annual Meetings and currently sits as a member of the Board committee on research at the Nigeria Economic Summit Group – Nigeria’s foremost think-tank.
Chinwe is a highly-sought after thought leader and has spoken at, as well as delivered keynote speeches on several reputable platforms. Her strong research skills and ability to process and extract value from data has resulted in multiple panel moderator roles for high-level expert panels. Her TEDx talk on Equipping the Female Economy has contributed to conversations around lifting women. On print media, her views around economic trends are featured across multiple media platforms – Her article on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Women was published by the World Economic Forum. She is regularly pulled in to give expert advice around global and domestic economic trends on news channels such as CNBC Africa and the BBC.
Chinwe authored a book titled, Understanding Economic “Jargon”. The book uses a simple approach to breakdown how economic indicators and the investment climate react to economic shocks and upswings. It has garnered interest from global and regional leaders and recently ranked as a bestseller on Amazon.
She is an advocate for women empowerment and a firm believer of equipping disadvantaged women with tools to enable them thrive. She is an Associate of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), one of Africa’s leading female empowerment NGOs; she has served as the Head of Fundraising on its planning committee and is currently the Head of Research.
In recognition of her depth of experience, expertise and keen interest in development, Chinwe has been invited to sit on boards of multiple organisations. She has received several reputable recognitions and awards for her work as a renowned Economist and advocate for women empowerment. In addition, she has been featured on the cover pages of business-driven magazines.
Chinwe is a mentor to several young professionals and serves as a resource person for initiatives focused on molding Africa’s emerging leaders.