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Victor Odundo Owuor

Senior Research Associate, One Earth Future Foundation, University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Victor Odundo Owuor is a Senior Research Associate at One Earth Future Foundation (OEF) in Broomfield, Colorado. His primary responsibility at OEF is to lead the Business and Governance research track. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder from Fall 2013 to Spring 2019. He is now part of the Community of Scholars at University of Denver, Colorado. Victor received his PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas in December 2012. The title of his dissertation was “Destabilizing Dark Networks: The Case of the Somali Piracy Saga and its Financial Implications for Kenya.” Victor is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) – an internationally recognized designation for those with subject matter expertise in the tackling of money laundering and the combating of terrorism financing. Victor’s previous accomplishments include a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics/Physics from Willamette University, Oregon and an MBA in International Business/Supply Chain Management from University of Texas at Dallas. Victor joined OEF from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he was, among others, an instructor of record for a course on Negotiations and Conflict Resolution. His prior work experience includes nearly two decades of project and operations management in his native Kenya. A significant part of this period comprised a long stint as the founder and chief executive of a progressive construction firm, as well as the principal of a last mile/milk run logistics company for beverage products primarily targeting the bottom of the pyramid sector.


  • –present
    Senior Research Associate, OEF Research


  • 2012 
    University of Texas at Dallas, PhD