Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Afam Onyema is the founder and Chief operating officer of the GEANCO Foundation, a non-profit healthcare purveyor.
GEANCO Foundation has a simple goal - to save and improve the lives of vulnerable women and children in the African country of Nigeria. They seek to attain this goal by developing world-class medical, educational and athletic facilities. Their projects will improve health conditions and learning opportunities for Nigerians, enriching their lives and empowering them to strengthen their communities. It follows Afam's father's dream of building a world-class hospital in Nigeria. Afam has since recruited Forest Whitaker, Jimmy Kimmel, politicians, Nobel Prize winners, and members of the Forbes 400 Richest Americans as key donors.
Afam is a graduate of Harvard University and Stanford Law School. He was recently profiled by Forbes Magazine.
Source(s) Geanco, Harvard Magazine, BBC, LinkedIn