The African Business Coalition for Health (ABCHealth) appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Mories Atoki, earlier this month.
ABCHealth is a not-for-profit advocacy-driven organization founded by the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) and GBCHealth as an African-led coalition of business leaders and companies to improve the health and wellbeing of the African population. Given the current pandemic, the coalition has a key role to play in supporting business as they navigate these uncertain times.
“I am honored and excited to lead ABCHealth,” said Ms. Atoki. “I believe that my 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 GBCHealth, said “Mories’ 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.”
Zouera Youssoufou, CEO of ADF and Board member of ABCHealth, commented that “Mories 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 organization’s mandate of transforming the continent’s health landscape.”
Mories joins ABCHealth from PricewaterhouseCoopers where she pioneered and led the firm’s Sustainability & Climate Change practice. 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 standardize sustainable development reporting. Mories is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School (HBS) as well as the London School of Business & Finance.
ABCHealth 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), ADF and GBCHealth to mobilize leaders from governments and businesses towards improving Africa’s health outcomes.
ABCHealth is registered in Nigeria, with plans to expand to additional business hubs in Africa over the next three to five years. The vision is to create a unified African business community acting as a force for good, transforming workplace and community health through impactful health programs, and shaping policy outcomes regionally and globally.