Ojoma Ochai is leading the way in utilising technology to drive Africa’s prosperity. With almost two decades of experience in international cultural relations and leading creative and digital economy initiatives, she is a pivotal figure in Africa’s technological and creative renaissance.
Ojoma, the Managing Director of Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), is leading impactful projects that harness technology and social capital to drive transformation at Africa’s premier hub for technology innovation and support. Through her leadership at CcHUB, she is driving the integration of technological solutions across different sectors, breaking down geographical barriers and driving Africa towards a future characterised by innovation and inclusive growth.
At CcHUB, Ojoma Ochai wears multiple hats, serving as the co-founder and Managing Partner of the Creative Economy Practice. This facet of her role is dedicated to propelling creative economy growth in Africa. Her efforts extend to supporting creative entrepreneurs through investment readiness programmes, ecosystem development, and research initiatives. Her strategic vision is centered on leveraging technology and social innovation to propel African prosperity in sectors such as education, financial inclusion, climate change, and the creative industries.
Beyond her impactful work at CcHUB, Ojoma Ochai is recognised on the global stage. As a member of the UNESCO Expert Panel on the 2005 Convention on Cultural Expressions, she has played a pivotal role in delivering projects that advance creative economy development, with a special focus on Africa and the Caribbean. Her influence also extends to the boardrooms of various creative and technology organisations.
Among her notable affiliations is her position on the board of B Trust, an organisation established by Jay Z and Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Block Inc. and co-founder and former CEO of Twitter. B Trust is dedicated to supporting Bitcoin development in Africa and other regions. Ojoma Ochai’s commitment to the intersection of technology, culture, and economic development is evident in her involvement with this groundbreaking initiative.
Ochai’s rich professional history includes serving as the Regional Director for the British Council sub-Saharan Africa Arts and Creative Economy Programme. Her portfolio boasts collaborations with esteemed institutions such as the Swedish Arts Council, World Bank, and various national governments.
In each role, she has actively contributed to the development of the global creative economy, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of international cultural relations.
Ojoma has been recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential African Women for 2023 by Avance Media, and is a remarkable individual who uses her multifaceted expertise to promote innovation, encourage creativity, and create a bright future for Africa and beyond.