Olajobi Makinwa is Head, Transparency and Anti-Corruption, UN Global Compact, responsible for the UN Global Compact’s tenth principle on Transparency and Anti-Corruption. She assists UN Global Compact participants in the implementation of their commitment to the tenth principle. She also heads the Tenth Principle Working Group that provides strategic direction on transparency and conducting business with ethics and integrity. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, Olajobi was the Executive Director of Amnesty International South Africa. Previously, she served as a Legal Officer with the United Nations Environment Program in Nairobi, Kenya where she worked with others to develop framework and sectoral environmental laws several African countries under the
Joint UNEP/UNDP project on Environmental Laws and Institutions in Africa. She was also a Legal Officer at the UNEP Regional Office for Europe in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, Olajobi was a law lecturer in Nigeria and as a consultant to UNDP, ILO, UNHCHR, and the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa.
Olajobi holds a Bachelor of Laws Master of International Law & Diplomacy from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is a graduate of the School of Legal Practice, now School of Legal Practice and Development, Pretoria, South Africa. Olajobi is faculty the Ethics and Compliance Association.