Dr. Haufiku has also served as the chairperson of Namibia Medical Society (from 2009 to 2012) and a member of the governing board of the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC; from 2015 to 2018). Dr. Haufiku has recently accepted a nomination to chair the African Public Health Foundation to be launched by Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the African Union in February 2020.
Dr. Haufiku has studied medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, where he received the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBCH). Furthermore, he holds a diploma in Anesthesiology from the College of Medicine of South Africa. He has taken a clinical course in HIV management at the Foundation for Professional Development in South Africa. Dr. Haufiku had also attended the esteemed Harvard Leadership training in the United States in 2015. In his free time, Dr. Haufiku enjoys playing chess and listening to classical and jazz music.
He was the Founding Director of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health hosted at WHO, and later Chair of the Forum 2012 on Research for Health organized by the Council on Health Research for Development, where he served as senior Health Advisor. Further, he was UNICEF Representative in Angola from July 2013 to October 2016 where he was directly involved in the efforts to tackle a major yellow fever epidemic, the worst in the last decade that became a global public health threat. Since April 2020, he is member of the council of the Africa Public Health Foundation, a foundation set up to mobilize resources for Africa CDC.
Dr. Songane trained as a medical doctor and obstetrician / gynaecologist at the Eduardo Mondlane University and Maputo Central Hospital in Maputo, Mozambique as well as at St. James University Hospital in Leeds, England. He has a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University and Master of Science in Financial Economics from the University of London, England. He is married and has three children.
He was appointed the Ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Japan and Korea from 2003 to 2009. During his tenure he assisted to open a new Embassy in Korea and built strong relations between Kenya and the two countries, especially through their private sectors, in keeping with Kenya’s new focus on economic diplomacy.
Upon his return he rejoined the private sector as Chairman of Toyota East Africa Ltd, covering Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, with responsibilities in both automotive and non automotive businesses. He is also a non Executive Director of several other companies including three listed ones.
In 2017 he was appointed Chairman and Country Delegate for CFAO Kenya Ltd, Director of CFAO Holdings South Africa and Director of CFAO SAS, wholly owned subsidiaries of Toyota Tsusho Corporation. The CFAO Group is in 35 countries in Africa and does business in another 19 countries through independent Dealers.
CFAO operates in 4 business domains, namely Mobility; Healthcare; Fast Moving Consumer Goods and Agriculture and Technologies, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure.
Dennis has also served on the Boards of the Communications Commission of Kenya, The National Vision 2030 and the country’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). He holds a BSC degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Manchester.
Between 2015 and 2019 she was Senior Policy Advisor for Royal Philips Health technologies. She was Head of High-Level Task Force experts chaired by President Prodi on the report for long term investors on social infrastructure investment. From 2011 – 2015 she was Director Europe 2020 and Social Policies at European Commission.
From 2008 – 2011: Director Communication for the EU in charge of Representations and from 2001 – 2008: Head of Human Development, Social Cohesion and Employment Unit, European Commission. She was the Founder, Board member and Co-Chair of the Board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and representing European donors while Head of Health, HIV/AIDS and Population department, European Commission, Directorate General for Development and Cooperation.
From 1987 – 1993 she was the Founder and Executive Director of the AIDS Task Force. She worked as a Public Health Advisor for the Minister of Health in Maputo, Mozambique and at the Ministry of Health, Cape-Verde. In 1979 she finalised her Master in Tropical Medicine and Public Health in Antwerp, Belgium and in 1975 she became Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics University of Ghent, in Ghent, Belgium.
Helene formerly worked for Eclosia Group and Harel Mallac Group and counts 22 years of experience in Strategy operations and project management, at both company and corporate levels. She has also been the first lady President of MCCI, Mauritius Chamber of Commerce in 2015-2016. She is also director of other public interest entities like SUN Limited and CIEL Textile Limited.
Helene holds a degree in Engineering from Polytech Engineering School, Montpellier, France and followed Management Executive Program at INSEAD.
Mr. Ah Sue has over 30 years with vast experience in business development, planning and problem-solving abilities. He focused on maximizing resource utilization to support and grow scalable operations to increase bottom-line profitability. Mr. Ah Sue has an organized and systematic approach with natural relationship-building and leadership talents.