Monday, 30 September 2013

Emeka Mba

Mr Emeka Mba is the new Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). He was formerly the Director General of National Film and Video Censor Board (NFVCB).

Emeka is a graduate of Enugu State University of Science/Technology and IESE Business School, University of Navarra.

He has also served as a Regulatory Affairs Manager for Multichoice Nigeria Ltd where he was responsible for regulatory strategy and Policy, day to day engagement of government and industry stakeholders.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Joanna Chikwe

Joanna Chikwe is Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the Integrated and Independent Thoracic Surgery Residency Programs. She is also Mount Sinai's first female cardiac surgeon.

Dr. Joanna Chikwe specializes in using minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques to reduce post-operative discomfort, speed recovery and improve cosmetic appearance of incisions after surgery.

Dr. Chikwe is one of a handful of US surgeons with advanced training in both reconstructive valve surgery and minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques such as off-pump, video and robotic-assisted surgery. She works closely with a dedicated plastic surgery and anesthesiology team with a specialist interest in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Chikwe employs valve repair to preserve natural valve tissue wherever possible, as well as off-pump surgery to avoid cardiopulmonary bypass for selected coronary bypass procedures.

Dr. Chikwe received her medical degree from Oxford University. She completed her general surgery residency at Oxford and Cambridge, followed by research into cardiac transplantation for which she received a Masters degree from Cambridge University.

Dr. Joanna Chikwe completed her residency in cardiothoracic surgery on the Royal Brompton Hospital rotation where she gained expertise in minimally invasive surgery, including two years specializing in off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and video assisted and robotic cardiac surgery. She successfully completed a two year advanced fellowship under Dr David Adams focusing on mitral valve repair and aortic reconstruction at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Joanna has published widely in the field of cardiac surgery. She is the author of three key surgical textbooks, including Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Oxford Specialist series; and she has published several book chapters and articles on minimally invasive surgery. Joanna is also active in clinical research, authoring over fifty scientific articles and abstracts published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at international scientific meetings. Her international awards include a Fulbright Award and she is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Nneoma Okorie

One to Watch:

Nneoma Okorie is a host and radio/TV personality who describes herself as “a woman striving to be the voice of the youth amongst her generation”. Nneoma aims to be “the next Oprah” and lives her life by the mantra “You are never too young to accomplish anything no matter how big or small, if you push yourself hard enough anything is possible. Just believe.”

A second born, first-generation Nigerian American, she had a strict upbringing. But at a young age, she realised what she loved to do, and decided to become a media mogul. In pursuit of that dream she says “I continuously challenge myself by taking on difficult tasks, and by dedicating time, effort and passion towards pursuing my dreams.”

The stylish teenager also co-hosts the popular webshow: The Nne & Ike Show, with fellow host Ike Slimster. The Nne & Ike Show is a show that consists of popular topics such as music, fashion, comedy, and etc.