Jim Ovia


About Dr. Jim Ovia, CON (Chairman)

Jim Ovia is a philanthropist. He is the founder and proprietor of James Hope College, a co-educational secondary school located in Agbor, Delta State Nigeria and also the founder and Chairman of Mankind United to Support Total Education (MUSTE), a philanthropic organization focused on providing academic scholarships for the less privileged, of which some of the beneficiaries are now qualified professionals in diverse field.

Dr. Jim Ovia, CON

He is the founder of the Youth Empowerment & ICT Foundation, which focuses on improving them to embrace Information and Communication Technology. The initiative holds annual Youth Empowerment conferences.

In recognition of his achievements and contributions to the Nigerian economy, Jim Ovia was conferred with the national award of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) in November, 2011. He had earlier been conferred with the national award of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) in November, 2000. He is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science (D.Sc) degree in Finance by Lagos State University in October, 2005.

Jim Ovia holds a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Louisiana, Louisiana, USA (1979) and a B. Sc degree in Business Administration from Southern University, Louisiana, USA (1977). He also holds OPM from Harvard Business School.