MSc Law and Finance
Wadham College
Standard Bank Africa Chairman's Scholar

Crystal Chika Okwurionu

Crystal is an Energy and Finance lawyer. After witnessing the environmental impact of oil extraction in Nigeria, Crystal decided to pursue law to be able to influence sustainable change in the development and financing of energy projects in the industry. 

After graduating second in her departmental cohort, she joined a leading Nigerian law firm. As a Legal Associate, Crystal advised multilateral agencies and syndicates of lenders on landmark energy projects, including a US$ 141 million syndicated loan facility for the acquisition of an independent power plant. Cystral has also worked with as part of the consultants to the World Bank on financing renewable energy projects in Nigeria. 

Her ultimate goal is to become a leading energy and finance lawyer, to positively influence how the energy industry in Africa is organised.