Chime Asonye is the Senior Special Assistant on Sustainable Development Goals to the Governor of Abia State. Previously, he worked as an Associate for the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Nigeria on the U.N. Millennium Development Goals. His work has concentrated on development, democratic governance, and policy in Africa with organizations like the United States House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, International Republican Institute, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, and the United States Agency for International Development. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of NaijaDC, a global collaborative network of leading Nigerian Diasporians intent on African development; Founder of #Songs4Change, a weekly dose of revolutionary music for Nigeria, Africa, & the world; Associate Fellow of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative; and Commissioner on the Washington D.C. Commission on African Affairs.

Juris Doctor, Northwestern University School of Law
B.A. Political Science& Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current: Abuja Dialogue Series
Global Shaper since November 2015