Somto Dimobi Okoye to serve as Vanderbilt Board of Trust young alumni leader

Somtochukwu “Somto” Dimobi Okoye, BE’19, will begin a two-year term as Vanderbilt Board of Trust young alumni leader on July 1. Okoye, of London, was confirmed as a young alumni leader after serving a three-year term on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association board.

Somto Okoye (submitted photo)

After her graduation from Vanderbilt in 2019 in chemical engineering with a minor in engineering management, Okoye joined Bain & Company and was based in Houston until February 2023. As a management consultant, she has worked globally with leaders at multiple Fortune 500 companies to solve challenging problems and reach previously unattained goals.

Across the communities to which she belongs, Okoye has dedicated herself to creating and championing innovative initiatives that help people achieve their full potential. At Bain TX, this involved her leading multiple people development and allyship initiatives, which contributed to her winning the 2021 Bain TX Annual Leadership Award. She also has worked in Nigeria, her home country, with West Africa Vocational Education to tackle unemployment and with other organizations that aim to improve career potential.

She is a proud Opportunity Vanderbilt alumna and continues to give back. Okoye has been deeply engaged in committee work for the Vanderbilt Alumni Association board, including as a member of the Planning Committee. She also has broadly supported international students, served on university-wide and Career Center search committees and spearheaded the creation of the Real Talk Career Conference.

At Vanderbilt, she was named consistently to the Dean’s List. She served as the regional international chairperson for the National Society of Black Engineers and is the recipient of numerous honors, including the 2018 Thomas M. Weser Award, part of the Vanderbilt Awards for Leadership Excellence.

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