Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim sworn-in as first woman president of Mauritius
Prominent scientist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim was sworn in as President of Mauritius.
With this she became first woman to become President of Indian Ocean island nation which is a ceremonial position.
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is an alumnus of the universities of Exeter and Surrey of United Kingdom. She is also the chair of organic chemistry at Mauritius University.
She is internationally renowned biodiversity scientist and biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as their new President.
She had worked with the World Bank and other international institutions. She also had served as the Managing Director of Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) Research & Innovation.
Ameenah had authored numerous academic and research papers. She has received several accolades and honours including Laureate for the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award for Africa (2007), African Union Award for ‘Women in Science’ for the Easter African Region (2009) etc.
Month: Current Affairs - June, 2015