Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola

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Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola, a native of Kenya, is co-founder of the Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce, an organization that facilitates trade and investment between the US and Africa. Under her direction the chamber has facilitated US business entry into multiple African countries, advised hundreds of companies on best practices in doing business in Africa, and presented at many international business forums on African trade and investment.

Dr. Martey-Ochola has had a successful academic career teaching Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, in addition to running research on cancer chemotherapeutic delivery, isolation of beneficial cancer chemotherapeutics from herbal infusions, and the impact of cigarette smoke toxicants on normal human lung cells. Dr. Martey-Ochola has been instrumental in increasing partnerships between US and African universities in addition to assisting college students secure internships with high growth companies in Africa.

As a consultant with Ellucian (formerly Datatel + SGHE), she helps higher education institutions around the world enhance the teaching and learning experience by helping them obtain the needed resources through State, Federal, and Private awards. Improving international economic conditions begins with education.

Dr. Martey-Ochola advises women’s organizations in the US and Africa, HIV-AIDS intervention organizations, youth entrepreneurship groups and also supports establishment of computer labs in rural Kenyan schools.