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Mfon Ekpo is a lawyer, development strategist, professional negotiator, bestselling author, keynote trainer, development practitioner and personal transformation coach.


holds multiple degrees in Public and International Law, Business Law and Social Sciences and a Masters’ degree in Maritime law from the University of Southampton.

She has won local and international awards for socio –economic and developmental essays and papers written and presented from the GOI Peace Foundation Tokyo, the Nigerian Tourism Development Council, Associated Discount House in collaboration with the Financial Institution Training Centre as well as the Nigerian Law School where she was recognized nationally as the Best Student in Professional Ethics.

In 2014, she was selected as part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative and was later appointed the Chair of the Advocacy Committee on the Regional Advisory Board for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador to the State of Arkansas in the United States of America.

“I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s world.”


Founder of The Discovery Centre, Mfon has worked and trained for the British High Commission, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, the National Judicial Institute, and the National Assembly. She serves on the President’s Advisory Council as an Executive Director and is a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team.

Beyond these, Mfon is an intuitive listener, teacher and mentor who strikes a fine balance between empathy, sharp honesty and discipline while retaining a great sense of humor and zest for life.

Mfon Ekpo