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Ojoma Ochai is Director, Arts and Creative Economy Programmes for British Council in Sub Saharan Africa where she works with colleagues across Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK to devise strategies and lead programme teams to deliver positive artistic, social and economic outcomes, particularly for young people. Before that, she was Director Programmes and Arts, Nigeria and West Africa for British Council.
Ojoma is also a member of the UNESCO global expert facility on the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression. From 2014 to 2016, she supported the Nigeria World Bank Growth and Employment project, advising on approaches for film and music sector development. Listed on the YNaija list of 10 Most Powerful People in Nigeria’s Arts and Culture (under 40) in 2014, Ojoma is a Fellow for DEVOS Institute of Arts Management, University of Maryland and an Associate Fellow for Nigerian Leadership Institute. She is a Board Member, Africa Technology and Creative Group.