Mary Kobia

Mary K. KobiaOrganisation

University of Copenhagen

Job title

International Staff Mobility (ISM)


Mary K. Kobia has been working with talent management and career development for the past 8 years. She has conducted more than 4800 individual career coaching sessions including outplacements with highly skilled professionals within academia and industry. 

Mary has a proven track record in developing strategies for the attraction, motivation and development of highly skilled professionals and their families e.g. by offering targeted spouse support, career coaching and developing various Dual Career Services, career events and workshops for international researchers at the University of Copenhagen. 

Mary is a Certified Executive Coach with a MA in International Development Studies and Communication Studies as well as BA in International Marketing. Her previous work experience includes working with HR, career coaching and consulting, communications in the private and public sector in Denmark and employment in Zimbabwe in an international development organisation. 

Her talent lays in identifying people’s strengths and creating personalised career development plans that enable candidates to find a fulfilling and meaningful career that fits their needs when transitioning and moving to another country. 

Moreover, Mary plays an active role in EURAXESS’ TANDEM and TOP III projects as well as in the launch of the business network - International Dual Career Network Copenhagen (IDCN), which has corporate members from sectors within education, life science, biotech, shipping, engineering, consumer products and consulting.