Category: Appointments

Funmi Badejo | Biden Appoints Nigerian-American as Associate Counsel

By Ojomo Olusegun Adebambo | FirstNigeriaTV

Nigerians are in a celebratory mood as another one of their daughters, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo, has been appointed by US President-elect, Joe Biden, as Associate Counsel to President-elect. She is the third person with Nigerian heritage who has been given a role in the Biden Administration”

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Osaremen Okolo | Biden Names Nigerian-American As COVID-19 Advisor – Sahel Standard

By Sahel Standard Magazine  

President-Elect of the United States, Joe Biden, has named a Nigerian-American, Osaremen Okolo as one of his COVID-19 policy advisor. Okolo was among 100 names announced as additional members of the White House staff by the Biden transition team.

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Adekunle Odunsi named new director of UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

By Gretchen Rubin | UChicago Medicine

Nigerian-born Adekunle “Kunle” Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG, an expert in immunotherapy and vaccine therapy for cancer, has been appointed director of the University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center effective March 1, 2021. Odunsi will also serve as Biological Sciences Division Dean for Oncology and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago.

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Strive Masiyiwa | Netflix appoints Zimbabwean billionaire its board of Directors

By Netfilx

Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean-born Strive Masiyiwa to its Board of Directors. Strive is the Chairman and founder of Econet Group, a telecommunications and technology group with operations and investments in 29 countries in Africa and Europe.

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Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo | President-Elect Joe Biden names Nigerian-American as Deputy Treasury Secretary

By Ebimo Amungo

President-elect Joe Biden named key members of his economic team on Monday, and among them is Nigerian-born Adewale “Wally” Adeyemo who was announced as Deputy Treasury Secretary. Janet Yellen  was nominated as treasury secretary along with three other women in top roles on a diverse team that will help him navigate the nation’s punishing fiscal headwinds in hopes of building an economic recovery

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Titus Olowokere | Atlanta based Trade Council Boss gets appointment in Nigeria

By Thepagenews

The Executive Director, U.S.-Nigeria Trade Council USA, Titus Olowokere has been appointed member of the Technical Working Group on Business Environment, Trade Competitiveness and Product Space Mapping ( BETCPSM) in Nigeria.

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Saf Yeboah-Amankwah | Intel Appoints Ghanaian as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

By Ebimo Amungo | With INTEL NEWS RELEASE

Intel Corporation has announced the appointment of Ghanaian Safroadu (Saf) Yeboah-Amankwah as senior vice president and chief strategy officer, effective Nov. 1. Yeboah-Amankwah will be the second African to hold the same position of senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Intel Senegalese-born Aichatou Sar Evans who only left Intel in February, 2019.

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Kelechi Madu | Nigerian-Canadian appointed Minister of Justice and Solicitor-General of the Province of Alberta

By Ebimo Amungo

Nigerian-born Kelechi (Kaycee) Madu has been appointed the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General, the Provincial Secretary and Keeper of the Great Seal of the Province of Albert by the Premiere of Alberta, Jason Kenney.

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Caroline Adzogble : Ghanaian educationist appointed ambassador for Millersville University, Pennsylvania

By Myjoyonline   

Millersville University in Pennsylvania, USA, has appointed Ghanaian educationist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Caroline Esinam Adzogble as an ambassador. This comes on the heels of the institution’s quest to boost their marketing and recruitment efforts to increase and diversify the multicultural numbers.

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Titi Cole: Citigroup names Nigerian-born Wells Fargo executive to senior post in global consumer bank

By Laura Alix | American Banker

Citigroup has hired an executive away from Wells Fargo to serve in a top operations and fraud prevention role for its consumer banking business, the company announced Thursday. Titi Cole will join Citi’s global consumer banking leadership team in mid-August as head of global operations and fraud prevention.

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