Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Honourable Minister of Finance Budget & National Planning Nabila Aguele has been named among the INSEAD Board of Directors.
INSEAD, a private, non-profit university spread across Europe (Fontainebleau, France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi, UAE), and North America (San Francisco, USA), announcing the news via their Twitter page wrote:
“A Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Nabila Aguele MBA’14J is a true global citizen and experienced leader. Today, we are proud to announce that she has been appointed to the INSEAD Board of Directors! Congrats, Nabila! #INSEADWomen”
A lawyer by profession, Aguele is currently a Special Advisor to Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning. Her responsibilities include lending expertise on international development cooperation, as well as performance monitoring and evaluation for data-driven policy formulation and implementation.
As a strong advocate for women’s rights and gender equality, she is working with initiatives to make public financial management systems more gender-responsive.
In 2020, she joined international panel of esteemed Judges, Girl Rising #MyStory Challenge, as a judge. The initiative co-sponsored by HP sets lens on raising awareness about gender, racial, and economic inequality through storytelling.
Nabila’s impressive resume led her to work as a Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and a Technical/Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of State for Budget and National Planning. While in the United States, she represented Fortune 500 companies in complex civil litigations at international law firms Morrison & Foerster LLP and Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal LLP (now “Dentons”).
Previously, she also worked as a Special Assistant Attorney General (on secondment) in the District of Columbia Attorney General’s Office.
Her interest in impact-driven law and leadership growth led her to complete a two-year term as a Practitioner-in-Residence in the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and Lecturer in the Program on Knowledge Justice and Intellectual Property at her alma mater, the American University Washington College of Law.
Nabila has been a member of the INSEAD Campaign Board since 2019, and the INSEAD Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Taskforce since 2020. She also serves on the Advisory Board for Talentx Africa, a media and entertainment investment company aimed at inspiring African filmmakers and investors.
Nabila holds a BSc in Human Biology from the University of Toronto, a JD from the American University Washington College of Law, and an MBA from INSEAD.