Onyi Nwaneri

Onyi Nwaneri

She is the CEO of Afrika Tikkun Services (ATS). Her leadership has taken the company from R10 million to over R150 million in less than 3 years, phenomenally contributing to the growth of skills development and employment opportunities. She is committed to empowering youth with industry skills so that they become economically viable. Onyi is a very passionate, driven, and high-energy leader experienced in leading teams to deliver value to organizations in a manner that always exceeds expectations.

Her key value add to an organization is her ability to deliver on multiple projects through management and working with multi-functional teams across multiple sites. Onyi’s experience cuts across legal practice to compliance, research and development, business development, sales and marketing, customer service and relations, HR, logistics, operations, stakeholder management, deal generation and conclusion, and corporate social responsibility.

Earlier in her career, Onyi worked for the United Nations Development Programme as a consultant, where she advised the UNDP on the legal framework governing National AIDS Commissions in 6 African countries. Additionally, she worked with an organization that partnered with various UN agencies to explore the concept of Responsible Business and Corporate Social Responsibility.

The earlier phase of Onyi’s career history was spent practicing corporate, commercial, and litigation law in reputable law firms in Nigeria, including the chambers of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Onyi holds a Master’s Degree (LLM) in Human Rights and Democratization in Africa and is currently completing an MBA. She has also concluded a variety of certificate courses in subjects such as International Law, Election Observation, Good Governance, Development and Human Rights, Justiciability of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, NPO Management, Social Ethics Committee and Governance, and Strategic Planning.

Her experience in working in the NGO and not-for-profit field across education, skills development, nutrition, health, gender, and development programs has enabled her to develop and acquire extensive experience in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors. A stalwart and absolute supporter of the “GIRL” child and women empowerment, so much so that one of her company’s priorities is ensuring access to skills training and economic opportunities for women with a ratio of 60:40.