February 28, 2024

Corporate Council on Africa Appoints Distinguished Business Leaders to its Board of Directors

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Corporate Council on Africa Appoints Distinguished Business Leaders to its Board of DirectorsThe Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), a leading U.S. business association focused solely on connecting business interests in Africa, is pleased to announce the appointment of its newest members to their Board of Directors, comprising leaders from various sectors dedicated to advancing economic and commercial engagement between the United States and the African continent.Under the visionary leadership of the newly appointed Chairman of the Board, John Olajide, Founder & CEO of Axxess, the Board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise that will propel CCA’s mission forward andfoster mutually beneficial partnerships between U.S. and African public and private sector decision makers.The newly appointed Board members are as follows:John Olajide, Founder & CEO, Axxess; Chairman, Cavista HoldingsEmma Andrews, Vice President - Global Patient Advocacy, Global Health and Social Impact, Pfizer, Inc.Ayodeji Balogun, Group Chief Executive Officer, AFEXOvidiu Bujorean, Technical Director, Partnerships and Investments, ACDI/VOCA and AV VenturesKaryn Harrington, Vice President Public Affairs Communications & Sustainability, The Coca-Cola CompanyEmily Kaine, Senior Vice President, Global Health & Manufacturing Services, USPPhilana Mugyenyi, Director of Government Affairs and Market Access for Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), GE HealthCareEach board member brings significant private sector experience and a commitment to driving U.S.-Africa trade, investment, and business partnerships.Ms. Florizelle Liser, President and CEO of CCA, expressed her enthusiasm about the new appointments, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome Ayodeji Balogun, Emily Kaine, Ovidiu Bujorean, and Philana Mugyenyi, Emma Andrews, and Karyn Harrington to CCA's Board of Directors. Their collective expertise and deep understanding of the African market will undoubtedly strengthen CCA's mission to promote trade and investment between the United States and Africa."The newly appointed members will join a host of other Board Directors, who include prominent leaders from the private sector to provide strategic guidance and support CCA's mission.