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ADESUA DOZIE – APPOINTED VICE-CHAIRMAN OF EXXONMOBIL’S BOARD

ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) and Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL) have appointed Adesua Dozie as the Vice-Chairman of the Boards of the Companies. The appointment which becomes effective today June 12, the company said in a release. Lawyer, technocrat and the immediate past Executive Director/General Counsel, Mobil Producing …

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LABADI BEACH HOTEL APPOINTS FIRST GHANAIAN AS MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ghana’s premier five-star hotel, Labadi Beach Hotel has appointed Mr. David Eduaful as Managing Director of the hotel. David Eduaful is an accomplished hospitality professional with over 30 years of experience in the industry. He is the first ever Ghanaian Managing Director of a five-star hotel in the country having previously served in various capacities …

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HILDA BACI – AWARDED RECORD FOR WORLD’S LONGEST COOKING MARATHON

The 26-year-old Nigerian chef began on Thursday 11 May and continued through to Monday 15 May, cooking over 100 pots of food during her four-day kitchen stint. Following a thorough review of all the evidence, Guinness World Records has confirmed that Hilda Effiong Bassey, better known as Hilda Baci, has officially broken the record for the longest …

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DR ESTHER BABADY – THE CONGOLESE CHAIRS THE PAN AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL VIROLOGY

Appointed President of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology in July 2022 for a two-year term, Dr. Esther Babady of Congo is a clinical microbiologist specializing in the molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases. The Pan American Society of Clinical Virology is an organization that promotes the scientific development and medical practice of viral diagnostic …

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PATRICIA OBO-NAI – REGOGNISED AMONG TOP WOMEN CEOs IN AFRICA

Patricia Obo-Nai, the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, has been named among the top 93 women CEOs in Africa, according to the 2023 Africa.com Definitive African Women CEOs list. The list, sponsored by Standard Bank Group, is unique in its focus on African businesswomen leading large-scale businesses and is based on data-driven research, with …

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OKONJO – IWEALA – RECEIVES FARA LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS TO AFRICA

The Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has received the FARA leadership award for her contributions to agricultural science, technology, and innovation in Africa. Okonjo-Iweala currently serves as the seventh Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and is the first woman and first African to lead the organization. She is noted …

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YVONNE MANZI MAKOLO – APPOINTED CHAIR OF IATA BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that RwandAir CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo has assumed her duties as Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 79th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Istanbul, Türkiye on 5 June. Makolo is the 81st chair of the …

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Amie Fornah Sankoh – Becomes First Deaf Black woman To Receive a Stem Doctrate.

Dr. Amie Fornah Sankoh has a lot to celebrate after becoming the first deaf Black woman to receive a Stem doctorate.  Born in Sierra Leone, Sankoh lost her hearing at the age of three. As a struggling elementary school student, her father sent her to the US to explore options to help cure her hearing. …

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ANDREW TAKYI-APPIAH – ZEEPAY BOSS WINS AFRICA FINTECH LEADER OF THE YEAR

Mr Andrew Takyi-Appiah, the Managing Director (MD) of Zeepay, a leading mobile financial services company, has emerged Africa’s Fintech Leader of the Year for the second time in a row at the recently held 2023 edition of the CEO Summit. The award, presented to him before a gathering of more than 500 of his peers, …

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RICHARD KWAKU OFORI-MANTE – APPOINTED ACTING DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURAL FINANCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR AfDB

The African Development Bank  effective April16,2023 appointed Richard Kwaku Ofori – Mante as acting Director of Agricultural Finance and Rural Development Department. Prior to this appointment, Ofori-Mante, a Ghanaian national, was manager of the Agriculture and Rural Finance Division, a position he has held since November 2017. In this capacity, he leads and manages the …

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