As head of the firm’s Africa practice, Amaka helps clients understand the interaction of politics, policy, and markets across sub-Saharan Africa. She is a member of the firm’s Global Macro practice, focusing on comparative global politics. Amaka is an adjunct professor at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and teaches a graduate course on political risk analysis. Amaka often appears on major TV networks and is frequently quoted in leading newspapers. Amaka often appears on major TV networks.

Amaka worked with organisations across sub-Saharan Africa. She also practised law in the international arbitration and litigation group of the global law firm Shearman & Sterling, LLP, where she represented multinational corporations in multimillion-dollar, cross-border disputes. Amaka holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a doctor of law degree from Harvard Law School.