Dr. Ameenah GURIB-FAKIM

Dr. Ameenah GURIB-FAKIM

Dr. Ameenah GURIB-FAKIM

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has served as the Managing Director of the Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) Research and Innovation, as well as Professor of Organic Chemistry with an endowed chair at the University of Mauritius. Gurib-Fakim earned a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Surrey and a Ph.D. from the University of Exeter. As the Elected Fellow of several academies and societies, Gurib-Fakim received several international prizes including the 2007 l’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science in 2009, 1st among the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017 and 2019.