Ochanya is currently the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of UP®. A Visa International trained manager in Risk Management. She has attended several trainings on payment card including American Bankers Association, School of Bank Card Management, Emory University, Atlanta USA. Prior to this period, Ochanya was a Chief Superintendent of Narcotics and a Principal Staff Officer, Records Management (Intelligence), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. A place she worked for fourteen years where she gathered her investigation and Intelligence experiences.
She is a Certified Protection Officer (CPO), a certification awarded by the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO); a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional (CRCMP); certified in Management of Risk ( M_O_R) (Foundation and Practioner levels) and undergoing her certification process for Certified Protection Professional (CPP) by American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the highest certification in security profession.
Ochanya holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Jos; Post Graduate Diploma, Education: a Post Graduate Degree in Humanitarian and Refugee Law from the University of Lagos; certificate in Bank Card Management and an alumnus of the Lagos Business School and the Metropolitan School of Business and Management, United Kingdom. She has been serving as a member of Visa Risk Executive Council for the Sub-Saharan Africa since 2012 till date. She joined the services of Unified Payment Services Limited in November, 2005