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Ms Chioma Obi

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Professional biography

I operate at the centre of the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies' growth ambitions; diversifying our offer and expanding our income and influence. I work closely with senior colleagues across the Faculty, advising and delivering outcomes across a varied portfolio of external engagement projects to expand philanthropy, pilot new products and grow external collaborations. My responsibilities include;

  • managing the Strategic External Engagement team,
  • enabling Faculty colleagues to be externally facing,
  • building and expanding partnerships,
  • providing strategic input into Faculty growth plans.

Previously, I led one of the Open University’s largest international development projects, Transformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE), which succeeded in enhancing the quality, design, and delivery of Distance Education in Myanmar. I also managed the Open University's Law Programme at the Faculty of Business and Law. In my earlier career, I gained extensive experience as a civil servant in UK central government.