Emilia has vast experience in corporate sustainability and responsibility, environmental and social risk management and environmental, social and governance (ESG) implementation.
She began her career as a consultant on corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives for the African youth demographic. For six years Emilia facilitated relationships with private organisations and key government arms including:
- Federal Ministry of Youth Development
- Office of the Nigerian Vice President, Edo, Lagos
- Ondo State Governments in Nigeria
- World Bank/IFC
- the African Union Department of Youth.
In July 2010, Emilia started ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited as Managing Consultant responsible for the brand blueprints, setup and rollout of operations.
Emilia loves to bring ideas to life, read and write, and is passionate about learning, meeting and connecting people. She has garnered experience in all facets of the integrated marketing communication gamut (especially print, electronic and digital media), youth development and specialised media communications.
Emilia has both masters and bachelors degrees in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos. She has also completed various training programmes including on:
- corporate social responsibility
- environmental and social risk management
- corporate reporting
- development communications
- corporate governance
- and executive coaching.