Board Members

Board

Akachukwu Okafor

Akachukwu is the founder and Principal Partner at Change Partners International. He is also the Editor, Energy and Environment, Initiative for Policy Research and Analysis (InPRA) and writes regularly on energy, environment and climate issues in Business Day (Nigeria’s top business and financial newspaper) and news media and speaks frequently in both local and international media. He is also a peer reviewer for Energy Research and Social Science journal published by Elsevier and a faculty member and coach at Green Women Fellowship, Nigeria. Akachukwu is a Mandela Washington Fellow (Public Management, University of Maine, United States of America) and holds a Master of Science in Energy Policy for Sustainability from Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, United Kingdom and an Associate Member, Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria and received United Nations specialized leadership trainings at New York and Geneva. Akachukwu loves to hike and kayak and lives in Abuja, Nigeria.

Temple Uchegbune

Temple is the General Counsel at Change Partners International. His specialty is on corporate finance, project finance, capital markets and private equity formation and investments. He is a Senior Legal Counsel with African Development Bank (AfDB) and have worked previously with Clifford Chance, London, Templars & Associates and Olaniwun Ajayi LP. Temple holds a Masters in Law from Columbia University, New York, USA and recipient of the prestigious Parker School Certificate of Achievement in International and Comparative Law from Columbia University.

Ozue Ezeife

Ozue is a Pricing and Market Access professional in the Pharmaceutical industry. He is goal-driven, an avid reader, and socially responsible global citizen. His lifetime ambition is to play a key role in the development of Nigeria – and advancement of social courses in the nation and across the globe. He hold an MBA from Lagos Business School.

Chinaza Nwunemelu

Chinaza specializes in corporate and commercial law, banking law, energy law, information technology and internet/telecom law, project finance, and business law. He also specializes in infrastructure and project management advising on procurement, contracts and contract management. He works in Canada and holds LLB, BL, LLM (EAST Anglia) and a project management certificate.

Business Advisors

Temple Uchegbune

Temple is the legal counsel at Change Partners International. His specialty is on corporate finance, project finance, capital markets and private equity formation and investments. He is a Senior Legal Counsel with African Development Bank (AfDB) and have worked previously with Clifford Chance, London, Templars & Associates and Olaniwun Ajayi LP. Temple holds a Masters in Law from Columbia University, New York, USA and recipient of the prestigious Parker School Certificate of Achievement in International and Comparative Law from Columbia University.

Stanley U. Nweke-Eze

Stanley is an Associate at Templars & Associates. Before returning to Templers he worked at the London office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. He obtained LL.M. degrees from the University of Cambridge and Harvard Law School with focus on Commercial Law and International Law respectively. At Cambridge, he was an editor of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law, and at Harvard; he served as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Students’ Government, and an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal, the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, and the Harvard Africa Policy Journal. Prior to his LL.M. programmes, Stanley worked at a leading Nigerian law firm, Templars, where he was part of the teams that represented multinational and domestic corporations in commercial law transactions and disputes. He has also interned at the London offices of various international law firms. Stanley received his LL.B. degree with First Class Honours from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria. He is licensed to practice law in Nigeria and the State of New York.