Stella Okeahialam, MBE
Stella Okeahialam (nee Abani) was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Business in the United Kingdom by her Majesty the Queen in the 2010 New Year Honours List. Her Investiture was held in Windsor Castle in April 2010.
Stella is an alumnus of University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. She grew up in Owerri, Imo State and is an old student of FGGC Owerri.
She moved to UK in 1994 and has been at fore front of Urban Regeneration and Economic Development in London. Her award is in recognition of her achievements as Programme Director for a Business and Enterprise Development Agency in South London.
Stella is married with one daughter and is currently leading the Skills Development portfolio at the London Development Agency.