Dr. Nompumelelo H. Obokoh
Chief Executive Officer, AfricaBio
Dr Nompumelelo Happyworth Obokoh, CEO
Dr Nompumelelo Happyworth Obokoh joined AfricaBio as the Chief Executive Officer in February 2012. She is a Plant Molecular Biologist with a PhD degree from the University of Cambridge, Magdalene College, United Kingdom. Prior to her current appointment, Dr Obokoh was the Country Representative for the Kenya based African Agricultural Technology Foundation working in Abuja, Nigeria. She has over 10 years of international and national experience in agricultural research, development and management since starting her career as a post-doctoral research associate at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge.
She also received the Rothamsted International African Fellowship, and her research was hosted by the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research (IGER) in Wales. Dr Obokoh was employed by the Agricultural Research Council’s Biotechnology Division in 2005 as a Senior Researcher and managed a number of projects geared towards enhancing food security for small-scale farmers. She is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the National Research Foundation (NRF)/Royal Society (UK) Grant for South Africa-UK Science Networks, the Overseas Research Student Award from the Committee of the University Principals, and the Mandela Magdalene College award from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.