Our Advisory Panel

 

 

The Africa Research Excellence Fund Board has established a Panel to advise it on fundraising and funding strategies and priorities.

 

Honourable Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck

Honourable Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck

Honourable Professor Awa Marie Coll-Seck: Minister of Health, Senegal; Director of The Roll Back Malaria Partnership; Board of Directors at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health, Medicines for Malaria Venture, and Innovative Vector Control Consortium.

Professor Sir Andrew Haines

Professor Sir Andrew Haines

Professor Sir Andrew Haines: Professor of Public Health and Primary Care.  Former Director of LSHTM, Director of Research & Development at the NHS Executive, North Thames, and a member of the MRC Global Health Group ( chair), the MRC Strategy Group, and the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research.

Professor Baron Peter Piot

Professor Baron Peter Piot

Professor Baron Peter Piot: Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Professor of Global Health. Chair of the MRC Global Health Group and a member of the MRC Strategy Board.

Dr Sonny Folorunsho Kuku

Dr Sonny Folorunsho Kuku

Dr Sonny Folorunsho Kuku: Joint Chief Medical Director at the Eko Hospital and Founder; Chair of Ecobank Nigeria Plc; Chair Midas Stockbrokers Limited.

Dr Rwamahe Rutakumwa

Dr Rwamahe Rutakumwa

Dr Rwamahe Rutakumwa: Postdoctoral Social Scientist.

Mr George Fowlis

Mr George Fowlis

George Fowlis is a Consultant Urological Surgeon in independent practice for the last 5 years, with 20 years overall consultant experience in all aspects of urology. He has subspecialty interests in oncology and paediatrics.

George practices at various hospitals in Greater London, providing a patient-focused service in most areas of urology, particularly oncology, stone surgery, endourology & paediatrics.

Professor Lord Ara Darzi

Professor Lord Ara Darzi

Professor Lord Ara Darzi: Baron Darzi of Denham; Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery at Imperial College London and The Institute of Cancer Research; Chairman of the Institute for Global Health Innovation at Imperial College.

Mr Mark Radford

Mr Mark Radford

Mark Radford is a consultant, a partner in a biotechnology R&D venture and a mentor to international graduate Public Policy students at the University of Oxford.  Previously he was CEO of the Magdi Yacoub Research Network, a ‘social profit’ start-up building research capacity and clinical service for the cardiovascular sector in the MENA region, and until April 2009 was the Director of Operations for the MRC Unit, the Gambia.  Before joining the MRC, Mark headed a specialist medical procurement company operating in the humanitarian, government and multilateral spaces, and spent 10 years with Oxfam and Save the Children, developing and leading a number of high profile emergency interventions across Africa.

Professor Francine Ntoumi

Professor Francine Ntoumi

Francine Ntoumi is currently Chair and Executive Director of the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research and Senior Lecturer on Immunology at the Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of University Marien NGouabi, Republic of Congo.  She is also Associate Professor at the University of Tübingen in Germany.  Francine’s background is in molecular epidemiology and immunology of malaria and she has spent the past 20 years serving different institutions as the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria Coordinator (2007-2010).  Prior to 2007, she was Senior Scientific Officer at the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).  In 2010, Le Metropolis magazine made her one of Congo’s top 50 women to make their mark on the country’s history and in 2014 on the top list of the most influential women at the regional level.  Francine is member of several scientific committees and international scientific networks in Africa and Europe.

Since January 2009, she has been highly involved in developing health research capacity at national level through the Congolese foundation for Medical Research and at regional level through the regional network of excellence, Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS and Malaria.  In 2012, Francine received the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Award for women, and the Reseau International des Congolais de l’Etranger prize for her contribution in health research in Congo.  In 2014, she was awarded the Georg Forster Prize in Germany and in 2016, the Christophe Merieux Prize in France for her career in malaria research and contribution in infectious diseases research respectively.

Mr Olaiya Orlando Ojo

Mr Olaiya Orlando Ojo

Mr Olaiya Orlando Ojo: Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria and a Sloan Fellow (with Distinction) of the London Business School.

Mr John Jeans CBE

Mr John Jeans CBE

Mr John Jeans CBE: Chairman of Imanova, Chair of Cardiff University Council, Chair MRC Technology Board, former Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer of the MRC.

Professor Peter Hoyer

Professor Peter Hoyer

Professor Peter Hoyer: Medical Director, University Hospital of Essen; paediatric nephrologist.

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi

Dr Pascoal Mocumbi: Member Ex-Prime Minister of Mozambique. First High Representative of EDCTP. (Mozambique)