Mr. Ocholi is an Economist, a Stockbroker and a Banker of high repute with experience spanning over three decades. After graduating with a second-class upper in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, hei had an impressive banking career in NAL Merchant Bank between 1976 and 1986 from where he moved to become the Executive Vice Chairman of Rims Merchant Bank between 1988 and 1994.
A fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Stockbrokers, Mr. Ocholi is on the Board of several companies whose interests span Manufacturing, Insurance, ICT and Telecommunications. A member of the Investment and Securities Tribunal (a specialist court that adjudicates on matters relating to the Nigerian Capital market), He was until 2010 a Council Member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He also served on the board of the Bank of Industry and the National Technical Working Group on Vision 20:20:20. He is a well-travelled entrepreneur who has attended several local and international courses and seminars some of which he was present as a presenter of discussion papers.
He is also a member of the Board of the Bank of Industry – owned jointly by Federal Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria. He joined the board of Pilot Finance Limited in December 2015.