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Mrs. Francesca Y. Emanuel (CON)

Mrs. Francesca Y. Emanuel (CON)

President
Mrs. Francesca Yetunde Emanuel is the first female Nigerian Administrative Officer in the Federal Civil Service and the first Federal female Permanent Secretary. She headed nine Federal Ministries between 1975 and her retirement in 1988. She was a Commissioner of United Nations International Civil Service Commission, New York (1987-1992), a member of the Governing Council of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (1989-1993), a foundation member of the Nigerian Environmental Forum (1981), a member of the Lagos State University Visitation Panel (1992), a Commissioner of the National Salaries & Wages Commission (1992-1994), a member of the National Merit Award (Humanities) Committee (1989 – 1991), a Director of the Board of Macmillan Nigeria Publishers Limited (1991 to date), a Director of Ecobank Nigeria Plc (1998 – 2004) and Chairman of the 2nd National Film Festival Organizing Committee (2002 – 2003). She is a holder of nine special awards. She is a member of the Musical Society of Nigeria, MUSON. She is a Poet, an actress, and dressmaker. Mrs. Francesca Yetunde Emanuel received the prestigious Hallmarks of Labour Role Model Award (HLR) on July 1, 2004.
Dr. Olufemi Mobolaji-Lawal

Dr. Olufemi Mobolaji-Lawal

Chairman, Executive Council
Dr. Olufemi Mobolaji-Lawal graduate from the Collage of Medicine, University of Ibadan He had postgraduate training in pediatrics in the United Kingdom at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, Westminster Children’s Hospital, London. He is the Chairman and Medical Director of Emel Hospital, Lagos. He is a Fellow West African Collage of pediatrician and Vice Chairman Executive Board of the Nigerian Heart Foundation.
Dr. Kingsley K. Akinroye

Dr. Kingsley K. Akinroye

Executive Director
Dr Kingsley Akinroye is a Cardiovascular Health Physician Executive Director, Nigerian Heart Foundation. He is a graduate of Collage of Medicine, University of Lagos. He had Post-graduate training at the Royal Post-graduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London and further training in Cardiovascular Epidemiology at the University of Kuopio and National Public Health Institute, Finland. He is past Vice-President, World Heart Federation, Past President, African Heart Network, Past President, African Epidemiology Association. He is a Member of the Non-Communicable Disease Committee at the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health. He serves as Temporary Advisor World Health Organization on Non-Communicable Disease.
Prof. Tola Atinmo

Prof. Tola Atinmo

Director, Nutrition
Prof. Tola Atinmo is a professor of Human Nutrition at the College of Medicine University of Ibadan. He graduated with a Ph.D from Cornell University, New York. He served as President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS). He is Fellow of the Nigeria Academy of Science, and a member of the Nigerian National Nutrition Council chaired by the President Commander in Chief and he serves as the Chairman of its Technical Committee.
Prof. Akin Osibogun

Prof. Akin Osibogun

Director, Global Health
Prof. Akin Osibogun is a Consultant Public Health Physician. He graduated from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos and Postgraduate education from Columbia University, New York, and the Andrija Stampar School of Public Health, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He was a visiting Fellow, Liverpool Epidemiology Programme, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Fellow of the West African Collage of physicians He was the Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
Prof. Oni Idigbe

Prof. Oni Idigbe

Director, Research
Prof. Oni Idigbe is a Medical Microbiologist by training and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow. He was the immediate past Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research Lagos. He currently works in the Institute as the Coordinator of Research Planning and Management and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University Chicago, USA.
Prof. Obehi Okojie

Prof. Obehi Okojie

Director, Non-Communicable Diseases
Prof. Obehi Okojie is a Professor of Community Medicine in the University of Benin. She is a Consultant Public Health Physician and the Coordinator of the Centre for Disease Control in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital. She graduated from the Collage of Medicine, University of Lagos and is a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical Collage and West African of Physicians. She was the immediate past Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in the University of Benin and the immediate past National Chairman of the Association of Public Health Physicians in Nigeria.