Champion Insight: Sandie Okoro

Published 31st January 2017
Did you know that one of our FHY Professional Champions is the World Bank Group’s Senior Vice President and General Council?

Sandie Okoro, appointed to the position in November 2016, previous worked for HSBC Global as their Global General Council and has devoted much of her time to improving diversity in the City. She has been a trustee for LawWorks, the solicitors’ pro-bono group, and the human rights organisation JUSTICE. Sandie has also worked for the Legal Launch Pad which aims to get ethnic minority students into law.

The World Bank Group president, Jim Yong Kim, has described Sandie as:

“a highly regarded thought leader with a strong track record of developing new legal approaches in the field of international finance… Her experience managing legal and financial risks at global financial institutions will make her a great asset for the Bank Group and our Board.”

Okoro studied Law and Politics at the University of Birmingham before being called to the Bar in 1988. She then decided to qualify as a solicitor and by the time she was 25 she had already been appointed the Head of her firm’s Trustee Committee. Sandie was awarded an honorary degree from City University of London.

Read more about Sandie on our website