Category: Appointments

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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United States appoints Damilola Ogunbiyi to Advisory Council of Development Finance Corporation

The United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Board of Directors has approved the first members of the agency’s inaugural Development Advisory Council of which Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi is one.

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Trump picks Moroccan-American Moncef Slaoui to lead Covid 19 vaccine effort

By RAY HANANIA | ARABNEWS

President Donald Trump has named renowned Moroccan-born American immunologist Moncef Slaoui to head a new COVID-19 vaccine program called Operation Warp Speed. Slaoui, a former professor of immunology at the University of Mons, Belgium, predicted that Operation Warp Speed will make available a few hundred million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year.

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Facebook names Kenyan Maina Kiai into content oversight board

By AFP

Facebook has named Kenya’s human rights advocate Maina Kiai into the board that will decide on what content to allow or remove from the world’s largest social media platform. Mr Kiai is a director of Human Rights Watch’s Global Alliances and Partnerships Programme. He is also a former United Nations special rapporteur.

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Nigerian-American Remi Duyile sworn in as first African-born commissioner in Prince George’s County

After recently inaugurating a Diaspora Advisory Board , a Nigerian Remi Duyile, has been sworn-in as the first Africa-born commissioner in Prince George County .

With Nigeria’s flag flying alongside other countries’, Duyile was sworn-in as one of the commissioners on the county’s Multicultural Affairs Commission on Monday, September 23 . A delighted Duyile took to her Instagram page to share the news of her swearing-in.

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Kenyan-Born Hodgen Mainda Appointed into Tennessee State Government


A Kenyan-born man has been appointed into the Tennessee State government. Hodgen Mainda has been named the new commissioner of Commerce and Insurance by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Chattanooga.

The appointment was announced in statement from The Office of the Governor.

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Originally from Burundi, Léonce Ndikumana appointed Distinguished Professor at University of Massachusetts

By ADRIAN LAVISTA

Originally from Burundi, Léonce Ndikumana was appointed Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts (Umass Amherst) on Friday, Aug. 2 meeting.

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