• Kenya has continued to produce top brains who have excelled in different fields and ended up leading multi-national firms across the globe.

    Brian Odour is one of those bright minds and currently holds a prestigious position at one of the leading public radio stations in New York, US.

    Odour attended Alliance High School between 1997 to 2000. He emerged top in his class and was among the best students in the country at the time.

    File photo of Brian Odour, Head of Data & Insights at New York Public Radio
    File photo of Brian Odour, Head of Data & Insights at New York Public Radio
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    According to education statistics, Oduor was in the top 0.01 per cent of high school students in Kenya when he wrote his KCSE test.

    He continues to shine in his career, working for the prestigious New York City Public Radio. At the radio station, Odour is the head of Data and Insights.

    His duties at the station include overseeing data engineering projects, analytics engineering, data science, data analysis, digitisation, automation, and research. 

    The station describes its role as: To make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the spirit more joyful through excellent audio programming.

    He works under the leadership of Goli Sheikholeslami, the President and CEO of New York Public Radio.

    Other than working for the radio station, Oduor is also a professor of data analytics at New York City University.

    At the institution, he helped design the curriculum and teach a graduate course at the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, focusing on functional data skills such as Machine Learning and practical needs of algorithmic and data ethics within public policy.

    The Yale University graduate previously worked at Venture Analytics as Chief Analytics Officer where he was instrumental in guiding start-up companies apply tech-led, data-driven approaches to operations and strategy in order to grow.

    He also had a two year stint at the Barclays Investment Bank working as a hedge fund trader before joining JP Morgan in 2012. He worked with the firm until 2015. During his tenure at JP Morgan, he was critical in the creation of a wireless company.

    Before joining Yale where he acquired two masters, he enrolled at the Connecticut College where he pursued mathematics and computer science between 2002 to 2006.

    Right now, he is among the proud alumni of Alliance High School who have continued to attract accolades and build a worthwhile career outside Kenya.

    File photo of the interior of a public radio that is based in the US
    File photo of the interior of a public radio that is based in the US
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