Akua Gyekye

Akua Gyekye

Panellist

Akua Gyekye is Facebook’s Public Policy Manager for West and Central Africa, where she leads on engaging with government, civil society and other policy influencers on issues relating privacy, online safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic growth as well as new opportunities for democratic engagement, elections and communication. Before joining Facebook, Akua was working as a project finance lawyer, qualified to practice in New York and the United Kingdom, at the law firm Clifford Chance. Akua previously worked in Nigeria and Liberia as a legal adviser and rule of law specialist at the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation and as an anti-corruption lawyer at USAID. Akua also has years of experience working for and with a variety of government departments, NGOs and international think tanks in Europe, the US and in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.