Grace Murugi Appointed global head of digital strategy for Oxfam International

The Kenyan, who took up her position in early June, will oversee more than 20 markets covered by Oxfam International. Prior to her appointment, Grace Murugi was head of digital at Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecommunications company and one of the largest in East Africa. In this role, she was responsible for developing high quality digital […]

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Nonkululeko Nyembezi, the first woman to be appointed president of the Standard Bank Group

The appointment of the South African as “President Designate” of Standard Bank has been announced on Tuesday, May 10. She replaces Thulani Gcabashe, who will retire after the annual general meeting on May 31, and will take office on June 1. Standard Bank Group is a financial institution that offers banking and financial services to […]

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Cameroonian activist wins Wangari Maathai Forest Champions’ Award 2022

Presented by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), which is chaired by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the award was presented on May 5, during a ceremony at the 15th World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Collaborative Partnership on Forests comprises 15 international organizations working together to promote […]

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Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi appointed to the Council of the United Nations University

The United Nations University (UNU) has announced on May 2 the appointment of six new members to the UNU Council. The new appointees, who will serve six-year terms (2022‒2028), will formally take office on 4 May and will participate in the upcoming 77th Session of the UNU Council on 30–31 May. The six new UNU […]

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Fadimatou Noutchemo appointed Managing Director of Afrijet in Cameroon

Fadimatou Noutchemo, a Cameroonian national, has been appointed General Manager in Cameroon of Afrijet, a Gabonese airline operating scheduled flights to a number of airports throughout Cameroon, Gabon, São Tomé, and the Republic of Congo. Founded in 2005 in Libreville, Afrijet became the first airline in the CEMAC zone in 2019. Afrijet employs 250 people […]

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Interview. Edwine Endundo: “I like challenges and diversity in work”

Appointed General Manager of Vlisco DRC in March 2020, at the dawn of the pandemic, Edwine Endundo has reoriented her professional career, moving from being a lawyer to being the regional manager of an international textile brand. All of the objectives she set for herself when she took up the position were achieved. The company […]

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Focus on 75 brilliant women jurists of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Lawyers or magistrates, these brilliant Congolese jurists, evolving in the DRC or abroad, known or less known, carry out exceptional work to improve social justice in their daily environment. Below is a non-exhaustive list of 75 women law specialists. The ranking has been done randomly and the position on this list is not synonymous of […]

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40 influential women football executives in Africa

On the occasion of the International Women’s Rights Day, celebrated on 8 March, the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, said that “women play a central role in the future of African football and in the socio-economic development and growth of the African continent”. In recent years, women’s leadership in African […]

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Girma Wake appointed interim CEO of Ethiopian Airlines

Girma Wake, former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, replaces Tewolde GebreMariam who requested the Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group, for early retirement in order for him to focus his full attention to his medical treatment in the USA. In a press release, Ethipian Airlines said that  Tewolde GebreMariam has been under medical treatment in […]

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Interview. Adamadia Diallo: “my goal is to drive international trains”

Originally from Guinea, Adamadia Diallo is a train driver at the Belgian National Railway Company (SNCB), since 2017. She shares her passion for her job on her various social networks under the account “@mama.is_a.traindriver”. Living in Belgium for about 20 years, and mother of 2 children (a 7 and a half year old boy, and […]

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Brice Oblé appointed deputy general manager of the Société ivoirienne de banque

Brice Oblé, an Ivorian national and a product of the Ivorian education system, took office on February 15. A subsidiary of the Attijariwafa bank group since 2009, the Société Ivoirienne de Banque covers the Ivorian territory with 66 branches and 2 business centers spread over 21 cities and has a staff of nearly 900 employees […]

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Loïse Tamalgo from Burkina Faso appointed General Delegate of Eramet Africa

In addition to his duties in Gabon, Loïse Tamalgo, 45, has been appointed General Delegate of Eramet in Africa as of February 1. Based in Libreville, he will report to Kleber Silva, deputy CEO in charge of the mining and metals division, and Virginie de Chassey, director of sustainable development and corporate commitment. Eramet is […]

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