By Mayowa Adeniran |
- Board member hails appointment
- ABCHealth to incubate partnerships on priority programs
ABCHealth has announced the appointment of Mories Atoki as its new Chief Executive Officer.
The appointment of Atoki was vetted after a unanimous agreement of its Board of Directors.
Announcing the appointment, ABCHealth said that Atoki will be coming into the organisation with an extensive track record in the field of development and as a recognized sustainability expert, she is a member of the Advisory Board of Partners for Review (P4R), a United Nations supported initiative to standardise sustainable development reporting.
It added that Atoki would be bringing to the organisation years of experience as senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she pioneered and led the firm’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice.
Accepting the appointment, Atoki stated that she is glad adding that she believes her “appointment as the CEO of ABCHealth has come at a time when Africa clearly needs a strong convener of all stakeholders in Africa’s public and private sectors to facilitate deep partnerships and collaboration all with one end in sight – improving the continent’s health outcomes.”
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Chairman of ABCHealth and Co Chairman of Global Business Coalition for Health (GBCHealth), noted that the appointment comes at a critical moment for ABCHealth.
“We have just finalized a rigorous strategic planning process aimed at transforming Africa’s Health landscape. Our theory of change now needs to be implemented and Mories has a mandate to successfully drive its implementation,” the chairman said.
Similarly, Zouera Youssoufou, CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and Board member of ABCHealth lauded Atoki saying she has a strong track record for execution, she has good communications skills and great leadership capabilities.
“Her understanding of Africa’s health landscape provides a balanced perspective in our organisation’s mandate of transforming the continent’s health landscape,” Youssoufou added.
Who is Mories Atoki
Atoki was popular after she became an alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS) as well as the London School of Business & Finance.
She was the brains behind the Sustainability and Climate Change practice in Nigeria’s leading professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd. She has been heavily involved in creating a forum for private sector participation to drive sustainability initiatives and improve their knowledge of the standards for reporting on them.
She has over 9 years’ experience in Consulting and Project management and 4 years’ experience in the legal practice. She has a certificate in Strategy – Innovating for Sustainability from Harvard Business School (HBS), a Master’s degree in Law and an MBA.
She is GRI G4 Certified, CDP Certified on Climate Change and HSE 1-3 Certified by British International Society Organisation. Read More About Mories Atoki
The African Business Coalition for Health is a not-for-profit advocacy driven organization founded by the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the Global Business Coalition for Health as an African-led coalition of business leaders and companies to improve the health and wellbeing of the African population.
ABC Health was launched in February 2019 on the margins of the 32nd African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during the Africa Business;Health Forum convened in partnership with UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to mobilise leaders from governments and businesses towards improving Africa’s health outcomes.