Tagbo Agbazue

Tagbo Agbazue

Director Strategy & Partnership

Tagbo is the Director for strategy and partnership at A.Y.E, responsible for overseeing market development strategies, innovative financing and strategic partnerships. As a lawyer, Tagbo specialises in public and corporate governance in addition to broader sustainability issues pertaining to corporations in Africa, as well as the enabling business environment for private sector growth on the continent.

Tagbo sits on various boards and steering committees, including Blandford Consulting based in Johannesburg; the Institute of Director’s Public Sector Governance Committee and the Business Action Against Corruption (BAAC) that was initiated by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Forum to drive innovative anti-corruption strategies in Africa. Tagbo Chairs the Board of Influence Africa, which a social enterprise dedicated to promoting the long-term growth and competitiveness of Africa, through influencing policies, practices and facilitating collective multi-stakeholder action in key communities of practice that promote corporate sustainability.

Tagbo is an expert resource person to a range of inter-governmental organisations (including the World Bank Group, UN Agencies, African Union, New Partnership for Africa’s Development) regional initiatives, national agencies and governments (including Cameroon, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria and South Africa), as well as several major public and private sector corporations in Africa. Tagbo has presented on a corporate governance, anti-corruption and corporate social responsibility in about 40 countries across the globe.

In 2008, Tagbo was a recipient of the inaugural “Millstein Rising Star of Corporate Governance Award” by Yale University’s Millstein Centre for Corporate Governance and Performance. Tagbo holds a LLB (Hons) from the Nnamdi Azikiwe University and a Master’s degree in Politics and Gender from the University of the Witwatersrand. He is a PhD candidate at the School of Law, University of the Witswatersrand, as well as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Law School.