Helen I. Oru

Advisory Board at Start-Rite Schools

Mrs. Helen I. Oru, a retired diplomat, boasts a remarkable career distinguished by her contributions to international relations, administration, and protocol. With extensive experience spanning several decades, Mrs. Oru has served in various diplomatic missions abroad, representing her home country with excellence and fostering diplomatic ties. Renowned for her exceptional diplomatic skills and cross-cultural competence, she has played pivotal roles in enhancing bilateral relations and promoting global co-operation.


Throughout her tenure, Mrs. Oru held key positions such as Vice Consul (Admin & Protocol) at the Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta, United States, and Head (Consular & Protocol) at the Nigeria High Commission Ottawa, Canada, among others. Her responsibilities encompassed areas such as state protocol, airport protocol, visits and audience management, conferences and reception co-ordination, and accreditation.

Mrs. Oru’s expertise extends beyond diplomatic affairs into the realm of public health management. She has actively contributed to global health initiatives, facilitating collaborations with various arms of the United Nations. Her strategic insights and leadership have been instrumental in shaping policies and programs aimed at addressing critical health challenges.


Educationally, Mrs. Oru holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Carleton University, Ottawa, and an Associate Degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University, Atlanta. She furthered her academic pursuits with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and a Master of Business Administration in Public Health Management from the University of Cumbria, UK.


Beyond her professional endeavours, Mrs. Oru maintains a keen interest in reading, travelling, exploring diverse cultures, and mentoring.


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