Vanessa Erogbogbo

Head, Women and Trade Programme, International Trade Centre

Vanessa Erogbogbo heads the International Trade Centre’s women and trade programme. She has over 15 years’ combined experience on women’s economic empowerment issues predominately entrepreneurship, access to financial services and trade; and prior to that in commercial banking.

In her current role she develops strategies, curates partnerships and oversees a team implementing programmes to make trade work for women through ITC’s #SheTrades initiative to connect one million women to markets by 2020. She previously held positions at the International Finance Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, and as an entrepreneur. 

A published author, and speaker on women and trade issues, she holds an MBA from the London Business School, an MSc Information Technology and B.Eng Hons in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University, UK.

Bridges news

10 July 2017
Les initiatives d’aide pour le commerce centrées sur le genre ont le potentiel de considérablement accélérer la réalisation des Objectifs de développement durable en Afrique. Cet article présente et met en lumière les principales mesures à prendre afin de susciter un changement transformateur pour...
10 July 2017
Gender-focused aid for trade initiatives in Africa have the potential to considerably accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This article sets out the case and highlights key actions required to deliver transformative change for women and for African economies. Aid for...