As the Head of Legal, Sub-Saharan Africa at Google, Ife oversees the entire spectrum of Google’s legal work in Sub Saharan Africa. Her work includes advising the regional business, product and engineering teams on relevant legal issues, negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, dispute resolution and representing Google before legal and regulatory stakeholders.
Prior to Google she was General Counsel at Innovations for Poverty Action, a US think tank where she was in charge of the organization’s legal and compliance issues in the US, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Ife has an extensive background in various aspects of law having worked at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), UNHCR, Oxfam America, and the law firm of Mohamed and Muigai in Nairobi, Kenya. Ife has a passion for teaching and has taught at Tufts University, Boston University School of Public Health and Rutgers University in the US.