Cameroonian Tech Guru Rebecca Enonchong Appointed Vice President Of WHO Foundation

Nkafu 237 | 28.02.2021 | 0 | Latest News , Tech

Cameroonian-born US-based tech guru, entrepreneur, and founder of AppsTech, Rebecca Enonchong has been appointed Vice-Chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Foundation.

In her capacity as Vice-Chair of WHO, Enonchong will support the Board’s work to steer the strategic direction of the foundation and continue to mobilize resources to advance its work.

Rebecca Enonchong

Reacting to the news of her appointment, the versatile African Tech promoter had this to say:

“I’m thrilled to be taking on a more active leadership with the WHO Foundation, an organization that I believe in deeply. The foundation has a unique opportunity to leverage the strengths and innovations of the private sector to advance key global health priorities and I am committing to it helping it succeed in doing so.”

In the same light, Professor Thuli Madonesia, an Advocate of the High  Court of South Africa has been appointed to the Board Chair of the WHO Foundation.

Enonchong, 54, is a renowned Tech entrepreneur who was born in Cameroon but moved to the USA with her family in her teens. She took up her first job selling door-to-door newspaper subscriptions at the age of 15 and later became a manager at the same newspaper company at the age of 17. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and also a Master of Science degree in Economics from the Catholic University of America.

Aside from being the Founder and CEO of AppsTech, Rebecca Enonchong has also served as the Board Chair of Afrilabs, a network of over 240 hubs in 48 African countries, supporting a community of over 1 million entrepreneurs. That is a lot of experience she will be bringing to the table as the new Vice-Chair of WHO Foundation.

Rebecca Enonchong

Enonchong has received several awards from reputable organizations including the  World Economic Forum. In 2014, she was listed by Forbes as one of the 10 female Tech Founders to watch in Africa.

Congratulations to her on her new appointment as Vice-Chair of the WHO Foundation.


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