Sandie Okoro OBE Appointed As First Female Chancellor At The University of Birmingham

Sandie Okoro OBE Appointed As First Female Chancellor At The University of Birmingham

Sandie Okoro OBE has been appointed the first female Chancellor at the prestigious University of Birmingham. This historic moment marks a new chapter for the university as Ms. Okoro steps into this prominent role.

Ms. Okoro boasts a stellar legal career, currently leading the charge as Group General Counsel for Standard Chartered Bank. Her impressive resume includes leadership positions at renowned institutions like the World Bank Group, HSBC,and Barings. But her impact extends beyond the courtroom. Ms. Okoro is a vocal advocate for diversity and inclusion,earning her widespread recognition for her unwavering dedication to creating a more equitable world.

A proud alumna, Ms. Okoro returns to the University of Birmingham where she earned her degree in Law and Politics.This homecoming signifies a powerful connection between the university and its exceptional graduate.

“The University of Birmingham holds a special place in my heart,” Ms. Okoro shared upon accepting the position. “Three generations of Okoros have walked these halls, making this appointment truly meaningful. I’m incredibly honored to be the first female Chancellor and look forward to giving back to the university that has given me so much.”

As Chancellor, Ms. Okoro will play a crucial role in university life. She will preside over graduation ceremonies, offering words of inspiration to students celebrating their achievements. Additionally, she will champion the university’s reputation, fostering connections with the community and stakeholders.

A Life Marked by Achievement

Ms. Okoro’s influence extends far beyond the legal world. Her dedication to diversity earned her recognition as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). She has also received numerous accolades for her leadership, including the Howard University 2019 Vanguard Women Award and the Chambers 100 Outstanding Global General Counsel (2019).

The University of Birmingham welcomes Ms. Okoro with great enthusiasm. Her groundbreaking career, unwavering commitment to equality, and deep connection to the university make her an exceptional choice for this historic role.

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