Ngozi S. Nwoko is a doctoral candidate in Law at the University of Victoria, Canada. His doctoral thesis focuses on the China-Nigeria resource-for-infrastructure deal. A Queen Elizabeth Scholar (2018), Ngozi obtained his Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Abia State University, Nigeria.
Prior to attending Osgoode Hall Law School, he was with the Upstream Tax Department of ExxonMobil Nigeria where he worked on the company’s compliance with fiscal regimes and interfaced with regulatory agencies in the Nigerian oil industry.
His research interest straddles transnational regulation of investments in Africa’s extractive industries, China’s resource-for-infrastructure arrangements with African states, the Belt and Road Initiative, bribery of foreign public officials in international business, Third World Approaches to International Law, and legal pluralism. Ngozi’s article titled “Coronavirus and the International Energy Market: Assessing the Impacts of the Pandemic on China-Nigeria Trade and Investment Relations” will appear in the Journal of Europea Studies (Spring 2021) as part of the Jean Monnet Network 'The EU, Africa, and China in the Global Age' project. He has presented his research at international conferences and academic seminars in Canada.