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PATRICIA NZOLANTIMA & AMANDLA OOKO-OMBAKA - Appointed Co-Chairs of The Leadership Council of The Center for African Studies - African Leaders Magazine

PATRICIA NZOLANTIMA & AMANDLA OOKO-OMBAKA – Appointed Co-Chairs of The Leadership Council of The Center for African Studies

The Harvard University Center for African Studies (CAS) Leadership Council is an internationally recognized, interdisciplinary body at Harvard University that aims to broaden public and scholarly awareness of Africa, the African experiences and perspectives. The Leadership Council, made up of a group of dynamic young leaders from across the African continent, is drawn from the …

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OLIVIER BUYOYA – Newly Appointed IFC Regional Director for West Africa - African Leaders Magazine

OLIVIER BUYOYA – Newly Appointed IFC Regional Director for West Africa

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group, has appointed Olivier Buyoya as its new Regional Director for West Africa. In his new role, Buyoya, who will cover 13 countries in the region, will lead IFC’s strategy and operations to spur private sector development and opportunity, IFC said in …

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FATI N'ZI-HASSANE – Oxfam International’s New Africa Director - African Leaders Magazine

FATI N’ZI-HASSANE – Oxfam International’s New Africa Director

The Niger international announced on November 4 on her social networks that she has taken up her post as Director for Africa of Oxfam International, a global movement of people who fight against inequalities for end poverty and injustice. “I’ve joined Oxfam International as Africa Director earlier this week. I’m looking forward to contributing to …

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HERBERT WIGWE - Nigerian banker acquires another 45 million shares in Access Holdings - African Leaders Magazine

HERBERT WIGWE – Nigerian banker acquires another 45 million shares in Access Holdings

Nigerian banking tycoon and executive Herbert Wigwe has purchased an additional 45 million shares in Access Holdings Plc, a pan-African financial services conglomerate, in a deal worth more than $800,000, cementing his position as the bank’s largest shareholder. The transaction is his first share purchase transaction in Access Holdings since the tier-1 bank completed its …

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RETSELISITSOE MATLANYANE – Newly Appointed Finance Minister, Lesotho - African Leaders Magazine

RETSELISITSOE MATLANYANE – Newly Appointed Finance Minister, Lesotho

Lesotho’s former central bank governor, Retselisitsoe Matlanyane, was appointed finance minister in the southern African nation’s new government. Matlanyane, who was the first woman to serve as head of the central bank, became a lawmaker after winning her constituency in elections last month and was named in Prime Minister Sam Matekane’s first cabinet. She is …

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Dr HEND EL-SHERBINI – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH) - African Leaders Magazine

Dr HEND EL-SHERBINI – CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH)

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings (IDH), a renowned healthcare services provider led by Egyptian multimillionaire businesswoman Hend El-Sherbini, is planning to invest $19.7 million in a new diagnostic venture in Saudi Arabia. The move comes after the Egyptian healthcare services provider signed a joint venture agreement with its Jordanian subsidiary, Al Makhbaryoun Al Arab (Biolab), and Izhoor …

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LUPITA NYONG'O - Named First Global Ambassador for Africa Dominated Mining Group, De Beers - African Leaders Magazine

LUPITA NYONG’O – Named First Global Ambassador for Africa Dominated Mining Group, De Beers

De Beers is proud to announce Lupita Nyong’o as its first Global Ambassador. The Academy Award-winning actor stars in the new brand campaign, De Beers: Where It Begins, which tells the story of the only global luxury brand that starts at the source. As a core element of the partnership Nyong’o will support De Beers’ …

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BRUCE OVBIAGELE – Nigerian Born Neurosurgeon Named Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of the American Heart Association - African Leaders Magazine

BRUCE OVBIAGELE – Nigerian Born Neurosurgeon Named Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of the American Heart Association

Bruce Ovbiagele, associate dean and professor of neurology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF; San Francisco, USA) and chief of staff at the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Health Care System, has been named the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA)—effective 1 January 2023. He succeeds previous editor-in-chief Barry …

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EKOW NELSON - Appointed Country General Manager of Ericsson UAE - African Leaders Magazine

EKOW NELSON – Appointed Country General Manager of Ericsson UAE

Ericsson announced the appointment of Ekow Nelson as the Country General Manager of Ericsson United Arab Emirates (UAE) in August, 2022. He assumed the role in addition to his current role as Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit for e& (Etisalat) and Pakistan at Ericsson Middle East and Africa. Ekow is a global …

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GERALD SOMBRIGHT - The First Black Man In America To Earn A Michelin Star - African Leaders Magazine

GERALD SOMBRIGHT – The First Black Man In America To Earn A Michelin Star

Gerald Sombright came up through kitchens where white European chefs were presented as the paradigm, but no one looked like him. He’s here to change that. On a summer evening in an energy-packed, lightly air-conditioned tent at the Orlando Ritz-Carlton, I stood in my chef coat with my stomach in turmoil, eagerly waiting to hear …

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