Category: Appointments

Ambassador Rama Yade named director of Atlantic Council’s Africa Center

Press Release | Atlantic Council

The Atlantic Council announced today that Ambassador Rama Yade has been named director of the Africa Center. Ambassador Yade has served as a senior fellow with the center since 2019 and was previously France’s deputy minister for foreign affairs and human rights—an appointment at the age of 30 that made her the first woman of African descent to become a member of the French cabinet.

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Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji to share knowledge of international systems following his appointment as Distinguished International Jurist at Ryerson Law School

By Ebimo Amungo

The Nigerian-born Dr. Eboe-Osuji who recently completed his term as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague has said he will share his extensive knowledge on the workings of international systems including institutions such as the UN and its agencies, as well as the ICC with future lawyers who will pass through Ryerson Law, was appointed as Distinguished International Jurist.

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Ato Quayson | The Ghanaian professor appointed to head Stanford University’s Department of English

By Albert Hyde | Ghbase

A Ghanaian author cum professor has been appointed the head of the Department of English at Stanford University. Ato Quayson is currently the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies and Professor of English at the University.

He is set to assume his new role in September 2021.

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Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji | Former International Criminal Court president joins Ryerson Law

By Bernise Carolino | Canadian Lawyer MAgazine

Ryerson University’s law school has announced the appointments of new faculty and staff members, beginning this July: Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji, Graham Hudson, Uchechukwu Ngwaba, Jennifer Orange, Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Luke Taylor and Frankie Young.

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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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