Dame Julie Okah-Donli

Dame Julie Okah-Donli, a lawyer, Chartered Secretary, Chartered Arbitrator, Certified Auctioneer, and the Director-General of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) Nigeria. She is a highly motivated and result-oriented management and legal expert with over 25 years of invaluable experience with top-notched managerial and leadership skills, and excellent analytical and communication skills.

She has held many positions in government and in the private sector, including;

Manager: Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC);

Company Secretary / Legal Adviser:  Nigerian Capital Market Institute

Head, Abuja Regional Office: UBA TRUSTEES PLC

Deputy Head of Chambers: Legal Resources Alliances

Executive Assistant to the Governor of Bayelsa State: 2007-2012

She is the author of the books:

  • Parenting in the 21st Century; 
  • Ending human trafficking in Nigeria: Innovative Policies, Strategies and Tactics and; 
  • Murky waters: The Stories of Nigerian Girls Who Suffered Various Forms of Exploitation in the Hands of Human Traffickers.

A woman of many parts, she is a:        

  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries And Administrators International (FCIS)
  • Associate, Chartered Arbitrators of Nigeria (AcArb)
  • Fellow, Certified Institute of Auctioneers (FCIA)

She is also a member of the following bodies:

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Nigeria Institute of Management
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria
  • Institute of Chartered Arbitrators of Nigeria
  • The Certified Institute of Auctioneers Nigeria
  • The International Federation of Women Lawyers – FIDA
  • African Women in Leadership Organization – AWLO
  • Business and Professional Women’s Foundation – BPW

Under her tenure as the Director-General of NAPTIP, Dame Julie Okah-Donli has successfully championed the upgrade of Nigeria to Tier 2 of the Trafficking in Persons Report. She is able and determined to ensuring a Human Trafficking free Nigeria.