2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Sope Williams-Elegbe

Professor of Procurement Law; Deputy Director, African Procurement Law Unit; Head, Dept of Mercantile Law, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Stellenbosch University, South Africa


Sope Williams-Elegbe is a Professor and Head of the Department of Mercantile Law and the deputy director of the African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She specializes in public procurement, anti-corruption law, development law and legal issues around using blockchain and artificial intelligence in the public sector. She is the author of four books: Fighting Corruption in Public Procurement (2012); Public Procurement and Multilateral Development Banks (2017); with G. Quinot, Public Procurement Regulation for 21st Century Africa (2018) and Public Procurement Regulation in Africa: Procuring for development in uncertain times (2020). Sope has an LLM (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and a PhD in public procurement and anti-corruption law from the University of Nottingham. She has taught at the universities of Stirling, Nottingham and Lagos.