Chair of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) UK South
Henrietta Abraham is a Lawyer trained both in the UK and Nigeria with over 15 years’ experience delivering solutions within various industry sectors including IT, Law and Education.
She has led on a diverse portfolio of large scale multi-million pound IT projects in the UK and in more recent years has undertaken regulatory compliance and capacity development projects with major stakeholders in emerging economies. This has included collaboration with stakeholders such as the Central Bank of Nigeria and the World Bank in delivering solutions within the cashless ecosystem.
Henrietta was a Visiting Lecturer of Law at two of UK’s largest universities for over 7years. She provides legal and market access support to businesses seeking access into Nigeria and Nigerian businesses seeking businesses opportunities or partnerships in the UK.
Henrietta sat as the Chair of Nigerians in the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) UK South, established in the UK by the Nigerian government with the objective of creating a platform through which the Nigerian Diaspora professionals and businesses can contribute positively to the socio-economic development of Nigeria. In this role, she worked closely with the Nigerian High Commission in London and relevant Nigerian government parastatals to facilitate greater Diaspora-Nigeria engagement.
Henrietta is Acting Chair of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) UK Network. In this role, she promotes bilateral trade relationship between UK and Nigeria including organising and supporting inward and outward trade missions to and from the UK.
Henrietta holds an LL.M in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
As part of her contribution towards the development of technology and Law in Nigeria, Henrietta ran a regular column in ThisDay Lawyer which sensitised the Nigerian public to global international developments in Technology Law. She was also invited to deliver a Lecture to students at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, on this subject matter.
She is married with four children.