Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba
- Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Friends Africa (Friends of the Global Fund Africa), Nigeria
BSc in Molecular Biology, Lehigh Univ.; Master's in Int'l Public Health, Harvard; MD, Tufts Univ.; exec. diplomas in non-profit management and leadership, Duke Univ. and Harvard. Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Friends Africa (www.friends-africa.org), a pan-African organization that fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by mobilizing the capacity of African businesses, governments, NGOs. Friends Africa is a partner of the Global Fund for AIDS TB and Malaria. Member of the Board: WHO Roll Back Malaria partnership, the Global Health Council and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Nigeria (AHFN). Member, Nigerian Leadership Initiative. Recipient of awards in entrepreneurship and leadership, incl.: Harvard's Public Health Innovator of the Year; Rockefeller Foundation's Top Next Century Innovator.