Elumelu’s wife joins Yale health advisory board

Awele Elumelu

Awele Elumelu has been appointed to the Yale Institute for Global Health Advisory Board.

Wife of United Bank for Africa chairman Tony Elumelu, Dr Elumelu is a prominent African business and healthcare sector leader.

Congratulating her in an Instagram post on Monday, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) wrote: “Congratulations to our inspiring TEF Trustee, Chief Executive Officer of @avonmedicalpractice, and @gavialliance Private Sector Champion for Immunisation in Africa, Dr. Awele Elumelu, on her appointment to the Yale Institute for Global Health Advisory Board.”

A general physician, Elumelu is a trustee of the TEF and a leading voice in Africa’s healthcare sector.

She serves as chairperson of Avon Healthcare Limited and CEO of Avon Medical Practice, and leads the healthcare investments of African proprietary investment group Heirs Holdings.

In 2018, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, appointed her Champion for Immunisation in Africa.