- Rev Fr Dr Edward Obi, MSP, is a Catholic priest of the Missionary Society of St Paul as well as executive director of Gas Alert for Sustainable Initiative (Gasin).
- He is also executive secretary of the Niger Delta Catholic Bishops’ Forum. In this latter role he steers the bishops’ advocacy for good governance, safe environments, and secure livelihoods.
- In addition, Fr. Obi is national co-ordinator of a 25-member strong coalition of Environmental NGOs known as the National Coalition on Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta.
- He worked as a missionary in Botswana, South Africa, and Nigeria, before taking up research in Social Ethics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium.