By Modupe Gbadeyanka
The board of African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) has unanimously agreed to appoint Ms Mories Atoki as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
ABCHealth is a not-for-profit advocacy driven organisation established by the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the Global Business Coalition for Health.
The firm, founded in 2019 and registered in Nigeria, is an African-led coalition of business leaders and companies to improve the health and wellbeing of the African population.
It was formed on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the Africa Business; Health Forum convened in partnership with UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to mobilise leaders from governments and businesses towards improving Africa’s health outcomes.
Chairman of ABCHealth and co-Chairman of Global Business Coalition for Health (GBCHealth), Mr Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, said Ms Atoki is expected to take the organisation higher with her years of experience as senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she pioneered and led the firm’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice.
“Mories’ appointment comes at a critical moment for ABCHealth. We have just finalized a rigorous strategic planning process aimed at transforming Africa’s Health landscape. Our theory of change now needs to be implemented and Mories has a mandate to successfully drive its implementation,” he said.
CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and board member of ABCHealth, Zouera Youssoufou, stated that, “Mories has a strong track record for execution, she has good communications skills and great leadership capabilities.
“Her understanding of Africa’s health landscape provides a balanced perspective in our organisation’s mandate of transforming the continent’s health landscape.”
“I am honoured and excited to lead ABCHealth” Ms Atoki said. “I believe that my appointment as the CEO of ABCHealth has come at a time when Africa clearly needs a strong convener of all stakeholders in Africa’s public and private sectors to facilitate deep partnerships and collaboration all with one end in sight – improving the continent’s health outcomes.”
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