CEO of The Diana Award, Tessy Ojo CBE, has been highlighted as a distinguished individual to receive an honorary degree from the University of Greenwich on 18 July 2023.
Tessy Ojo CBE has helped to transform the lives of young people for over two decades. Since 2012, she has been Chief Executive of The Diana Award – the only charity set up in the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. Through this charity, she has developed internationally recognised programmes that give young people skills to thrive and create positive change in their communities.
Tessy’s achievements have inspired people around the world. She was the first British national to be honoured with the Martin Luther King Award, in recognition of her innovative approach to leadership and humanitarian work. She’s also received an Excellence Award from Eva Longoria through her Global Gift Foundation and featured in British Airways’ list of top 100 British leaders.
In 2020 Tessy was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list and appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for her services to children and young people. Her nomination was led by recipients of the Diana Award and young people who took part in the charity’s anti-bullying and mentoring programmes.
Speaking about her recognition from the University of Greenwich, Tessy said:
“I am honoured to receive a Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Greenwich. This prestigious honour is not only a personal accomplishment but also a recognition of the collective efforts of countless individuals who have supported and inspired me throughout my career.”
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