Agnes Gitau

Managing Partner, GBS Africa, United Kingdom

Agnes is a partner at GBS Africa, an advisory services firm which provides a variety of services including business development for International and regional law firms keen on Africa expansion and Africa practice.

She is passionate about many things including the promotion of rule of law, access to justice and strong and credible institutions, she is able to contribute to this and the promotion of legal excellence through her work on the EAIAC committee and as a coordinator for 3VB’s International Advisory and Dispute Resolutions unit. She supports the Bar Council’s Africa subcommittee by contributing to their work on building strategic relationships with Africa’s legal fraternity.

Agnes has a thorough grasp of the political and economic environments in numerous Sub-Saharan nations that she has worked within. She strongly believes in advancing African nations through sustainable development and her career to date has allowed her to work with both private and public sector organizations to achieve this objective.

Agnes is a member of WTO gender research hub and an external research consultant for the UN’s economic commission for Africa under the Africa Trade Policy. Her research interests include sustainable development, investment treaties and right to development, gender gap in trade finance, Islamic Finance development, financial access and Digital Financial systems.

She is a committee member of the Eastern Africa International Arbitration Conference and serves on the board of the Eastern Africa Association, Frontier Africa Reports and a trustee for the Micro Finance Charitable trust, Five Talents.

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