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Dr. Funmi Adewara


Founder & CEO, Mobihealth International, Nigeria

Dr Funmi Adewara is a multi-award winning UK based Nigerian British Physician and Cambridge trained Bioscience Entrepreneur with a background in Clinical Medicine, Pharmaceutical and Business Development across healthcare and energy sectors. Her career spans more than fifteen years working substantially within the NHS UK with a stint in Pharmaceutical industry as a Drug Safety Physician.  Funmi is passionate about changing the poor narrative of Africa's healthcare landscape leveraging information technology which has earned her/Mobihealth multiple awards globally.  Recently during the United Nations General Assembly Funmi was honoured with the World Bank's Sustainable Development Goals', SDG3&Her Global Award 2020. She was one of the 7 global winners picked amongst 2400 contestants worldwide. This coveted award, a first for Nigeria since its formation, earned Funmi a congratulatory message from Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR celebration of Nigeria at 60, October 2020. Mobihealth recently made the CISCO Global Problem Solver Finalist list 2021.

Funmi was recipient of the Prof Akinkugbe Ibadan College of Medicine Alumni Leadership Award, Zenith Global Health Award for advancing health with technology and the African Female Tech Founders (FTF) Award sponsored by the UK government. Funmi, along with other winners of FTF programme, were invited by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson Africa-UK investment summit in January 2020. Mobihealth is one of the UK Government Accredited COVID19 test providers for Green, Amber, Fit2fly and general testing. https://mobihealthconsultcovid19.mobihealthinternational.com/ . Mobihealth is endorsed by the Nigerian in the Diaspora Commission providing Nigerians at home and abroad cheap, quick, reliable access to COVID19 test and medical care.

Funmi is an international speaker and has been featured as a panelist on Forbes Africa and Philips’ Africa Future Health Summit by CNBC, United Nations Committee on Science Technology and Innovation, African Development Bank, Channels TV, BBC radio’s Focus Africa, Channel 5 TV UK, Financial Times London, Telegraph and Voice of Africa - Largest African diaspora news channel. Funmi has been recognized as one of the Most Influential People of African descent. 

She is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, British Medical Association, UK and the prestigious Pitch@Palace Alumni network. Funmi is an External reviewer with the African Development Institute Global Community of Practice G-CoP, under the Africa Development Bank contributing to policy formulation at regional level. She was a panelist at recent seminar on "Building Resilient Health Systems; Policies for Inclusive Health in Post-COVID-19 Africa’’. Dr Adewara also featured in the AFDB's Annual meetings 2021 along with other global thought leaders including AfDB's President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, CDC Director, Dr. John N. Nkengasong and WHO's regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti titled "Building Africa's Healthcare Defense System"https://youtu.be/JmupSCZpw9M.

President, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Chair, Boards of Governors, African Development Bank
President, African Development Bank Group
Ministre du Plan et du Développement, Gouverneur de la Banque africaine de développement pour la Côte d’Ivoire
Minister of Economy, Finance and Investment Support, Government of Tunisia, African Development Governor for Tunisia
Minister for Finance, Economic Planning and Trade, African Development Bank Governor of the Seychelles
Assistant Secretary for Multilateral, Development and Trade Affairs, Ministry of the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, France , African Development Bank Alternate Governor for France
Minister of Finance, African Development Bank Governor for Algeria
Minister of Finance, Ethiopia, African Development Bank Governor for Ethiopia
State Secretary, International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Governor of the African Development Bank for Norway
Minister of Economy, Planning and International Cooperation, Senegal, Governor of the African Development Bank for Senegal
Deputy Director-General International Bureau, Ministry of Finance, Temporary Governor of the African Development Bank for Japan
Undersecretary of International Financial Relations for Development, Secretariat of Strategic Affairs, Presidency of the Argentine Republic, Governor of the African Development Bank for Argentina
Permanent Secretary - Economic Management and Finance Ministry of Finance, African Development Bank Temporal Governor for Zambia
Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt, Governor of the African Development Bank for Egypt
Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning / African Development Bank Governor for Nigeria
State Minister of Finance for Economic Cooperation, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Minister of Water, Forest, the Sea and Environment Gabon
Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Ambassador for Climate Change, Canada
Director General of the World Trade Organisation
President for COP 26
Deputy Secretary-General, Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG)
President of the Assembly and the Chair of the Council, Global Green Growth Institute
Regional Director for Africa, World Health Organization
Vice Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners.
Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
President, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI)
Executive Director, Green Climate Fund
CEO, Global Center on Adaptation
Founder and CEO, Kiri EV
Founder & CEO, Sinnot Technologies
CEO, IDB Invest
Director & Co-Founder, MSCAN Uganda
Journalist and Co-Founder, Moderate the Panel
Broadcaster and Entrepreneur, Moderate the Panel