Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Ebele Okobi


Ebele Okobi is facebook's head of public policy in Africa. Before joining Facebook Ebele was the Director of Yahoo!’s Business & Human Rights Program, leading Yahoo!’s efforts to promote privacy and free expression on the Internet.

Before Yahoo!, Ebele worked as a corporate securities and mergers & acquisitions attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, Paris and London, an attorney fellow at Consumers Union (a consumer rights advocacy non-profit) in San Francisco, a director of Advisory Services at Catalyst (a non-profit with the mission of advancing women in business) in San Jose and Amsterdam and at Nike’s EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam, where she created marketing, corporate responsibility and business development strategy for Africa. In 2001, she took a year-long sabbatical in order to volunteer for human rights organizations in the US and Senegal.

Ms. Okobi, who hails from Asaba, earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Southern California, a JD from Columbia Law School and an MBA Certificat des Études from HEC-Paris.

Special thanks to Chika Unigwe
Sources: The RealTime Report, LinkedIn

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