Nkiruka Chiemelu

Nkiruka Chiemelu

Manager: Africa United Nations Global Compact

Nkiruka Chiemelu is Senior Manager of Global Operations at the UN Global Compact Office and the Africa regional hub office in South Africa. In addition, she is the global coordinator for the UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators, an innovation accelerator programme for young professionals to identify and develop viable commercial solutions towards meeting the SDGs.
Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Nkiruka has worked in a variety of fields involving business development and market entry in sub-Saharan Africa, as a business development associate for a start-up impact investment firm in Lagos, Nigeria, and later as a consultant for BAE Systems Inc, one of the largest intelligence firms in the world.  Nkiruka has also had extensive experience working in China in market research and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.