2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum


Lola Adekanye

Senior Program Officer, Africa
Centre for International Private Enterprise


Adekanye leads the Business Integrity and Anti-Corruption Programs in sub sahara Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) working on a portfolio that spans 12 countries. She initiated a ground breaking global due diligence product designed to standardize compliance for SMEs across Africa to be rolled out in 2021. Adekanye sits on several working groups, editorial boards, and committees including at the CIPE Anti-Corruption and Governance Center supporting anti-corruption programs and projects globally. Her specialty is in public policy on anti-corruption, financial crime prevention, business ethics compliance in value chains and in emerging markets, and she is passionate about advancing technology to strengthen public sector accountability. Adekanye is a licensed attorney, a member of the New York State Bar and the Nigerian Bar with over 12 years’ experience as a corporate attorney and compliance specialist. Prior to Joining CIPE, Adekanye practiced white collar crime defense, consulted for the World Bank in the Integrity Compliance Unit, and led business risk management projects at E*trade FC. She holds two LL.M degrees; in Securities and International Financial Regulations from Georgetown University and in International Economics Law from the University of Warwick, England