Mr. Austin Ochi who was born on 31st May, 1978, hails from Oju LGA of Benue State.
He completed his primary school education in 1989 and enrolled at St. James Junior Seminary, Aliade, 1990-1995, where he obtained the West African Examination Certificate. From 1996 to 1998, he read and obtained the Advanced Diploma in Personnel Management at the Benue State University, Makurdi. He returned to the same institution in 1999 for a degree in Political Science, which he successfully completed in 2003. He is currently undertaking an M.Sc program in Political Economy and Development Studies at the University of Abuja.
He began his working career with Legacy Pension Funds Limited as Executive Officer/Zonal Manager, North Central, 2005-2007. From 2007 to 2008 he was appointed Regional Manager, North, with First Guarantee Pension Funds Managers. He was Head, Business Development with Sonic Global Resources Limited, 2008-2010 and was Chief Operating Officer of Vemmae Investment Resources Limited, 2010-2012.
In the course of his career Mr. Ochi attended several training courses including Efficient Administration of the New Pension Scheme in Nigeria, by IMG of the Netherlands; Technicalities and Operational Dynamics of the New Contributory Pension Scheme in Nigeria by SONDA De Chile; Customer Relationship Management as a tool for Corporate Branding, by First Guarantee Pension.
A member of the Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria, Mr. Ochi is married with children. His hobbies include soccer, scrabble, tennis, reading, travelling and social interactions as well as humanitarian activities.