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Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel

Standard Chartered appoints Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel

Standard Chartered (the Group) announced on January 13 the appointment of Dr. Sandie Okoro as Group General Counsel. She will...
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Paula Kahumbu becomes the first National Geographic explorer to join the organisation’s Board of Directors

Paula Kahumbu becomes the first National Geographic explorer to join the organisation’s Board of Directors

Kenyan national Paula Kahumbu is one of five new members of the Board of Trustees of the National Geographic Society,...
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Gabonese Huguette Oyini appointed Regional Director of BGFI Bank group in Central Africa

Gabonese Huguette Oyini appointed Regional Director of BGFI Bank group in Central Africa

She is responsible for overseeing BGFI Bank's subsidiaries in Cameroon, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of Congo...
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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appointed Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg

The Council of the University of Johannesburg (UJ)  announced on January 10 the appointment of former United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General...
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Ambroise Wonkam, World Renowned Geneticist and Sickle Cell Disease Exper,now leads Genetic Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins

Ambroise Wonkam, World Renowned Geneticist and Sickle Cell Disease Exper,now leads Genetic Medicine Department at Johns Hopkins

South African geneticist, of Cameroonian origin, Ambroise Wonkam, M.D., Ph.D., D.Med.Sc., has been selected as Johns Hopkins Medicine’s director of...
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Senegalese Ababacar Diaw appointed CEO of Allianz Insurance Company Ghana Limited Non-Life

Senegalese Ababacar Diaw appointed CEO of Allianz Insurance Company Ghana Limited Non-Life

The appointment of Ababacar Diaw, currently deputy managing director of Allianz Africa Services and regional head of protection and resilience...
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Eric Odhiambo and Chinedu Ikwudinma promoted at Ecobank

Eric Odhiambo and Chinedu Ikwudinma promoted at Ecobank

Kenya's Eric Odhiambo has been appointed executive director of Ecobank's corporate and investment banking arm, while Nigeria's Chinedu Ikwudinma is...
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Leyla Gozo appointed Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development

Leyla Gozo appointed Executive Secretary of the Organisation of African First Ladies for Development

In a press release issued on Wednesday 5 January and signed by its President, Antoinette Sassou N'Guesso, First Lady of...
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Thembinkosi Moses Madondo appointed Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations

Thembinkosi Moses Madondo appointed Managing Director of De Beers Group Managed Operations

De Beers Group announced, on December 14, the appointment of  the South African Thembinkosi Moses Madondo as Managing Director of...
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Full Professorship for Patricia Kingori: A Historic First for Oxford

Full Professorship for Patricia Kingori: A Historic First for Oxford

Oxford University announced Dec. 13 that its senior research fellow, Patricia Kingori has, this term, become one of the youngest...
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Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy is Spotify’s new Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy is Spotify’s new Managing Director for Sub-Saharan Africa

Originally from Rwanda, Jocelyne Muhutu-Remy has held this position since November 2021. She has lived for long periods in Ethiopia,...
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IBM appoints Julia Carvalho as General Manager for IBM Growth Markets in Africa

IBM appoints Julia Carvalho as General Manager for IBM Growth Markets in Africa

IBM announced on Wednesday, December 15, the appointment of Julia Carvalho as general manager of IBM Growth Markets, Africa. Julia...
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South Africa:3 young women under 35 appointed to key public service positions

South Africa:3 young women under 35 appointed to key public service positions

The three young black women under the age of 35 were appointed by South Africa's Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana,...
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Judge Mame Mandiaye Niang elected ICC Deputy Prosecutor

Judge Mame Mandiaye Niang elected ICC Deputy Prosecutor

The Senegalese judge is one of two Prosecutors elected at the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of...
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Gbemisola Abudu appointed Vice President and Country Head (Nigeria) of NBA Africa

Gbemisola Abudu appointed Vice President and Country Head (Nigeria) of NBA Africa

NBA Africa announced on Tuesday, Dec. 14, the appointment of Gbemisola Abudu to the newly created position of vice president...
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Moroccan Salwa Jaafari appointed Africa Director for Voice of America

Moroccan Salwa Jaafari appointed Africa Director for Voice of America

She will begin her new position on December 19 and will oversee all Voice of America content and staff on...
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Fadimatou Noutchemo appointed independent expert of the new French Observatory of Sustainable Aviation

Fadimatou Noutchemo appointed independent expert of the new French Observatory of Sustainable Aviation

The Cameroonian is part of the committee of 11 independent experts appointed by Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, French Minister Delegate in charge...
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Hassatou Diop N’sele Appointed Acting Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AfDB

Hassatou Diop N’sele Appointed Acting Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of AfDB

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced on December 8 the appointment of Hassatou Diop N'sele as Acting Vice President for...
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Lazare Eloundou Assomo appointed Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre

Lazare Eloundou Assomo appointed Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre

Appointed on Monday, December 6 by Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay, Lazare Eloundou Assomo, a Cameroonian national, is is the...
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UN: G.William Okoth-Obbo appointed Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Sara Beysolow appointed Representative to South Sudan

UN: G.William Okoth-Obbo appointed Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Sara Beysolow appointed Representative to South Sudan

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Monday, December 6, the appointment of George William Okoth-Obbo of Uganda as Special Adviser...
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