LAGOS - The Global Business Coalition (GBC) at its recent 2010 Global Health Action Conference announced the appointment of Access Bank CEO, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede to its Corporate Advisory Board.
According to a statement issued on Thursday, he will be joining a stellar group of corporate leaders whose companies have distinguished themselves in the global battle against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
John Tedstrom, President and CEO of the GBC is quoted in the statement saying that Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede will, alongside the other board members, advice GBC on its future strategic direction in spearheading the business fight against global epidemics.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede on behalf of the GBC presented the GBC Vision and Impact Award to Condoleezza Rice the 66th U.S. Secretary of State.
She was honoured for her support towards the creation of President G.W. Bush Junior’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); her efforts at making the United States the first country to invest in the Global Fund and her contributions to the fight against the triple pandemics of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
In receiving her award, Rice commended Access Bank’s efforts in the fight against the triple pandemics noting that the private sector leadership being demonstrated by the Access Bank CEO, is worthy of emulation by others.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede who is also Chairman of ‘Friends of the Global Fund Africa’ was a member of the GBC delegation received at the White for a high-level meeting with top US Government officials.
The White House meeting highlighted the important contributions of the business sector in improving global health; advocated the need to fill funding gaps and emphasized the opportunities for scaling up platforms for partnership.
The Global Business Coalition is a Coalition of over 200 companies globally, united in the fight to defeat HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria around the world. It was founded in 2001 at the request of the then Secretary General of the United Nations Kofi Annan and now provides tailored support to members so that companies can take an active role in defeating the pandemics.
The Coalition also organizes collective actions among companies, and links the public and private sectors in ways that pool talents and resources. The GBC is headquartered in New York with offices in Beijing, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris and Johannesburg.
Access Bank is a leading African financial services brand established in 1989. The Bank has a full banking subsidiary in the UK and is present in all monetary zones across sub – Sahara Africa.