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Chiamaka Oguonu

Senior Programme Coordinator
LEAP Africa

Chiamaka is the team lead for the Youth Programmes unit at LEAP Africa focusing on Leadership and Life skills in Education and also manages the Social Innovators Programme. She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Economics from the University of Abuja and a Master’s degree in Development Economics and Policy from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. 

Prior to joining LEAP Africa, she worked as a Senior Associate in the Management Consulting practice of KPMG Advisory Services where she specialized in business strategy articulation, business plan development, market research/ feasibility studies, business diagnostics, organizational transformation, cost optimisation and customer service advisory. 

She’s a certified project management professional with experience in coordinating nationwide projects and leading dynamic multicultural teams. Chiamaka has volunteered in various capacities in line with her major causes of interest - youth employability, education, business startup advisory and enterprise development. She is also passionate about social impact assessment of development/national policies. 

Chiamaka is a member of the Project Management Institute International. Her career aspirations are to stir African youth to creatively seek solutions to social challenges and to help build sustainable businesses.