Diane Obam

Ottawa · ON

Last updated: November 9, 2023

Diane Obam started her professional career in Washington, DC where she worked for various public affairs associations.

Diane provides strategic advice to public and private organizations to help them address transformational challenges in operations and strategic planning. She has developed expertise in leading organizational change management in the areas of cyber security and digital transformation. Diane routinely designs and implement employees’ awareness and communication activities to enable the adoption of new ways of working by highly performing teams.

Diane currently serves on the board of directors of the Ontario Cultural Attraction Funds. Organizations such as the Caldwell Family Centre and Business / Arts have benefitted from having Diane lead or serve on their boards of directors and committees.  

In 2017 she was the sole national recipient of the Arnold Edinborough Award, which recognized Diane as a business professional, under age 40, who demonstrated exemplary leadership and volunteerism in Canada's arts scene.

Diane is fluently bilingual in French and English and holds degrees from the University of Ottawa; a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences. She has an Executive Education Certificate in Cyber Security and Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business in Ottawa.

Diane lives in Ottawa. She joined the National Arts Centre Foundation Board of Directors in 2021.