Chinwe Esimai


hinwe Esimai is the President and CEO of Scepter3 Global Advisors, a strategic risk management advisory firm providing a suite of compliance and risk management services to high growth financial technology companies, banks, and governments. She is a leading global expert in law and compliance risk management, with over two decades of experience. Chinwe most recently served as Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer for Legacy Franchises at Citigroup, Inc. Prior to that, she was Chief Anti-Bribery & Corruption Officer at Citigroup. She’s the first person to hold these titles in the bank’s history.

Chinwe obtained her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. She has received numerous professional awards, including American Banker Most Powerful Women in Banking, Crain’s New York Business Notable Diverse Leaders in Banking & Finance, Diversity Woman Magazine Elite 100 Black Women Changing the Face of Corporate America, and Tropics Magazine’s Most Powerful Africans Shaping the Future of Africa. She’s spoken or has been featured at the United Nations, Forbes, Black Enterprise, SXSW, Time100, Essence Festival, Harvard Business School, and Knowledge at Wharton.

She began her career as a corporate associate at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP and was assistant professor of law at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in political science, summa cum laude, from the City College of New York.

As a keynote speaker and strategist, she helps leaders and teams unlock their genius and achieve extraordinary results. She is the author of the book, Brilliance Beyond Borders (Harper Horizon), and host of the Brilliance Beyond Borders podcast.