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Michael O’Brien-Onyeka

Senior Vice President, Africa Field Division

Location
Kenya
Languages
English

Michael O’Brien-Onyeka

Senior Vice President, Africa Field Division

Michael O’Brien-Onyeka is Senior Vice President for the Africa Field Division at Conservation International. In this role, he is leading a refreshed Conservation International Africa strategy focused on sustaining the nature that Africans rely on to thrive, building on Conservation International’s successes across Africa, and leveraging the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) to drive a new sustainable development paradigm across the continent.

Michael joined Conservation International in November 2015 and brings to the organization more than 20 years of leadership experience in Africa, Europe and the Middle East with global environmental, human rights and development organizations. He has a track record of success in developing strategic initiatives, fostering high-level partnerships, managing groundbreaking campaigns and programs, and building strong, effective teams.

Prior to joining Conservation International, Michael worked at Greenpeace as the organization’s executive director for Africa for four years. With Amnesty International in the United Kingdom, he led a global campaign against torture and worked on building consensus around a global arms trade treaty. Michael has also held positions with The African Child Policy Forum in Ethiopia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Iraq and Oxfam Great Britain.

Michael has dual Nigerian and British citizenship and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a degree in sociology and a masters in international law and diplomacy. He is currently studying for his MBA with the University of Liverpool.​

Michael joined Conservation International in November 2015 and brings to the organization more than 20 years of leadership experience in Africa, Europe and the Middle East with global environmental, human rights and development organizations. He has a track record of success in developing strategic initiatives, fostering high-level partnerships, managing groundbreaking campaigns and programs, and building strong, effective teams.

Prior to joining Conservation International, Michael worked at Greenpeace as the organization’s executive director for Africa for four years. With Amnesty International in the United Kingdom, he led a global campaign against torture and worked on building consensus around a global arms trade treaty. Michael has also held positions with The African Child Policy Forum in Ethiopia, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Iraq and Oxfam Great Britain.

Michael has dual Nigerian and British citizenship and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a degree in sociology and a masters in international law and diplomacy. He is currently studying for his MBA with the University of Liverpool.​

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Location
Kenya
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English