Ndidi Nwuneli, Founder of LEAP Africa and Co-Founder of Sahel Consulting, has been appointed to the board of trustees of The Rockefeller Foundation.
Nwuneli was appointed on the board alongside Agnes Binagwaho, the vice-chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda.
Rajiv J. Shah, president of The Rockefeller Foundation said: “I feel extremely fortunate to have Agnes and Ndidi join our Board of Trustees.
“Their deep personal commitment and extensive experience will make them invaluable to our efforts to advance The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world.”
Commenting on the appointment, Nwuneli says “the Rockefeller Foundation’s efforts to scale innovations that help meet the needs of the most vulnerable communities around the world are just as important now as they were when the foundation was founded.
“I am honoured to join the board of trustees to support the foundation as it continues to build on its legacy of leveraging data, technology and innovation to improve the well-being of humanity.”
Ndidi has been recognized as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum, received a national honour (Member of the Federal Republic) from the Nigerian government and has been listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes.
She has also been listed on the Leading Ladies Africa 100 Women list, and was also a key note speaker at the 2017 LLA 100 Women Gala which held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Source: The Cable NG