Chukwuma Okoroafor

Head of Legal, Helium Health

As a strategic business executive boasting a formidable legal background, Chukwuma emerges as a powerhouse Startup and Technology Attorney, wielding over a decade of expertise in the realms of Corporate/Commercial Law, Technology Transactions, Emerging and High Growth Companies, Innovation, Social Ventures (Impact Investing), the Arts, and Products.

Chukwuma has not only counseled but continues to guide a myriad of companies, alongside astute Investors across diverse industries with an unwavering passion for innovation, technology-driven expansion, and unprecedented growth.

His counsel has proven invaluable to VC-backed tech enterprises, spanning domains such as Fintech, Healthtech, Legaltech, Life Sciences, and Agrictech, across a spectrum of pivotal subjects including product evaluation, venture capital investment, investor relations, and board advisory.

Chukwuma’s portfolio is further enriched by his involvement in seminal Tech Ecosystem projects, collaborating with the likes of Mastercard, Gunderson Dettmer, and Cooley LLP. In these endeavors, he deploys his vast knowledge, seasoned expertise, and expansive networks to provide unwavering support to founders and investors, transcending cultural boundaries, and optimizing value within the tech ecosystem, globally.

Beyond his accolades as an award-winning attorney, Chukwuma boasts a distinguished Masters degree from the Cornell Law School, Cornell University, specializing in the intersection of law, technology, and entrepreneurship. His credentials extend even further as a qualified Chartered Arbitrator, holding accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. Chukwuma is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, a chartered Member of the Tech General Counsel(s) Network, as well as the Abuja Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum.

Chukwuma has spoken at several tech ecosystem and business panels in and outside Nigeria, providing contexts, designing strategies, and providing perspectives to issues that are of a national and global concern across industries and markets.

Select Achievements:

  • Recipient of the 2023 Helium Health CEO Award for Strategic Initiatives
  • Recipient of the year 2021 40 under 40 Nigerian Rising Star Award
  • Deputy Curator, Abuja Global Shapers Community of the World Economic Forum (2018-2019)
  • Recognized by The World Bank Group for contributions to the “Doing Business 2019 – Training for Reform” report comparing business regulations in several jurisdictions
  • Recognized by The World Bank Group for contributions to the “Doing Business 2018 – Reforming to Create Jobs” report comparing business regulation in 190 economies