O. Felix Obi
Current position and employer: Commissioner/Chair, Economic & International Trade Development TaskForce, Maryland Governor's Office; 2021 Bowe Fellow, a World Trade Center Institute Fellowship for Emerging and Developing Global Executives (EDGE Program)
In addition to other leadership roles, I was the Biden-Harris 2020 Campaign’s Chair of Policy & Communications for African Diaspora for Biden (AD4Biden). Previously worked as Economic Development Fellow, Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce (Obama Administration)
Hometown: New York City, NY (Nigerian heritage)
Current City: Annapolis, MD
Why did you choose McCourt? Academic rigor, research centers, Georgetown's reputation, and proximity to U.S. and international public policy institutions.
What was the best part of your experience with McCourt? There was always something new to discover or learn. Guest lectures from heads of government and industry featured in class case studies and access to vast resources of Georgetown University.
University Involvement: Post graduation, I served two-terms on the McCourt Alumni Board. I now serve on the University's African-American Advisory Board; the Faculty, Staff, and Curriculum Committee to the University President; member of Georgetown University Global Future of Development (now part of Global Georgetown) - Africa Governance & Economic Development; and the University's Alumni Admissions Program (AAP) for freshman and transfer undergraduates.
Undergraduate university, degree, and major: University of Maryland, B.S. Global Business Management and Public Policy (minor, Business Law and Public Policy)