Head of Public Policy, Africa
Ebele Okobi is Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Africa. Previously, she was a Senior Legal Director and Global Head of Human Rights at Yahoo, a corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and London; a consumer rights policy fellow at Consumers Union in San Francisco; a senior director at Catalyst in Silicon Valley/Amsterdam and an MDP in Nike’s EMEA headquarters. She was a founding board member of the Global Network Initiative, is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of Junior Achievement Africa’s Board and the Alliance for an Affordable Internet’s Advisory Board. She attended the University of Southern California, Columbia Law School and HEC-Paris.