Uchechi Anyanwu is a senior legal and anti-corruption officer for the Center for Anti-Corruption and Democratic Trust at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), where she manages a global anti-corruption project funded by the U.S. government and supports the development of research, tools, and programming on legal, justice, and anti-corruption work. Before joining IFES, Anyanwu worked as a program officer at the Embassy of Switzerland in Abuja, contributing to the management and coordination of the SDC/HA humanitarian aid portfolio in northeast Nigeria. She previously worked with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Nigeria, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in Switzerland and the Superior Court of New Jersey.
She holds an LL.M. in law, development and governance from SOAS, University of London; a Juris Doctor degree in common law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, New Orleans; and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Howard University. She was admitted to the New York Bar in 2010.