Mr. Odey Anthony Ochicha was born in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State on 9th September, 1959. He had his Secondary School education in Federal School of Arts & Sciences, Mubi, Gongola State, where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1978. He thereafter attended University of Calabar, for the Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, which he bagged in the Second Class at Upper Division level in 1983. He attended University of Ibadan, Oyo State, where he bagged a Master degree in Industrial and Labour Relations in 1991. He also attended the Institute of Personnel Management, Lagos in 1991 where he was awarded the Diploma Certificate in Personnel Management.
Mr. Odey Ochicha is a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM), Member of John Maxwell Team, Orlando, Florida, USA, and Member of All Progressives Congress (APC).
He had his National Youth Service at Uzalla in Enugu State. He worked with the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) from 1985, as Officer 1, Personnel and rose to the post of Senior Personnel Officer in1989, till the year 1990. In 1991 he became the Personal Assistant to the Director of Personnel, Nigerian Telecommunications Limited. He was a Personnel Officer at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between 1992 and1994 and rose to the position of Supervisor, Corporate Development Program in 2004. He moved to the Technical Programs, Corporate Training Centre, Mosimi, Ogun State where he served as the Covering Deputy Manager between 2004 and 2006. He was also the Deputy Manager of Leadership Management & Development, GLD, Abuja between 2007 and 2009. He also served as the Deputy Manager at Manpower Planning, CHQ, Abuja between 2010 and 2011 and Career & Performance Management, NAPIMA, Lagos between 2011 and 2014. He contested as the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State between 2014 and 2015. In May 2017, he was appointed as the Chairman of the Governing Council, Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji, Ondo State.