Women of Influence 2016
HousingWire recognizes the most influential women in housing
Anie Akpe-Lewis is a trailblazer in the mortgage and banking industry. In addition to leading the mortgage division at Municipal Credit Union, Akpe-Lewis promotes diversity in business and advocates for entrepreneurship and tech innovation through her role on several boards of directors.
Akpe-Lewis is a business professional and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry, particularly in real estate, mortgage finance, loss mitigation and mortgage servicing. As the vice president of mortgages at Municipal Credit Union she currently manages a $610 million portfolio.
She is a highly active member of the board of directors for various organizations — highlighting her advocacy for entrepreneurship, tech, culture and community.
Akpe-Lewis serves on the board of The New York Mortgage Coalition, an affordable housing program initiative based in New York City. She also serves on the board of Tech for Her, an Africa-based organization helping girls and women with education and mentorship within technology, as well as UX Diaspora, a unique community of people of color in UX who are digitally migrating to educate, connect and inspire one another all over the world.
As founder of IBOM, LLC, Akpe-Lewis aids small businesses around the world, particularly those owned by African entrepreneurs in the UX Diaspora, guiding business development and strategy and leading sound results in the completion of their business goals.
A native of Nigeria, she meshes her global experience and culture with corporate skills from her banking profession to provide unique and results-driven services to her clients.