Julia Oku-Jaks is the Chief Executive of TreeWater Retreats Limited, a personal discovery, leadership and learning organization.
From lecturing in the English & Literary Studies department of the University of Calabar, Julia made a career shift to branding and marketing communications, ending up as a co-founder and Executive Creative Director of SO&U Saatchi.
As the Programme Officer for the Media, Arts and Culture portfolio in the West Africa office of the international philanthropic organization, The Ford Foundation, Julia was responsible for re-focusing the Media, Arts and Culture portfolio, with emphasis on the stimulation of indigenous creative industries.
Julia successfully set up and headed the Corporate Strategy and Development Department of Moni Pulo Limited, handling a broad remit for corporate reputation management, brand positioning and government and external relations.
Julia serves on the Board of Directors of First Aluminum Plc. in a non-executive capacity. She is also a member of the Golden Jubilee Anniversary committee in Rivers State. She is an avid reader, ardent fine art collector and eclectic music lover. Julia wishes you a ‘jaunty’ week.