Engr. George Nwigwe

George Nwigwe received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

Current Role & Interests:
He works with Chevron Nigeria Limited and has been involved worldwide in the engineering design, construction and maintenance of oil and gas production, processing and storage facilities.

George currently heads the Electrical and Instrumentation Maintenance Department for Chevron Nigeria’s Escravos Gas-to-Liquids Project.

Genevieve Nwigwe, MD, MPH.

Dr. (Mrs) Genevieve N. Nwigwe obtained a medical degree from the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, Nigeria and a Masters in Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey- School of Public Health, New Jersey, USA.

Current Role & Interests:
Her interests are preventive medicine and population health. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at the Metropolitan Hospital/New York Medical College, New York, USA and obtained a Fellowship in Occupational Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey. She works as an Occupational physician with the Concentra Medical Center in New Jersey. She supports various charitable organizations including AIDSwalk, UNICEF and Americares.

Professor Mrs. Viola Onwuliri

Ph.D in Biochemistry, University of Jos, Nigeria.

Current Role & Interests:
Professor Viola Onwuliri is the Foreign Affairs Minister of State 1 in Nigeria. She is the elected Representative for Africa on the Governing Council of the International Aids Society (IAS) for the control and elimination of HIV/AIDS, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The first Nigerian and the first African female to be elected into this position.

Previous Roles/Appointments:
Professor Viola Onwuliri was previously a professor of biochemistry at Federal University of Technology Owerri, (FUTO) Nigeria and the President of the FUTO Women Association. She served as deputy Dean for the faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria for seven years. She has acted as Dean of the college of Medicine and Head of the department of biochemistry at the University of Jos. She was selected as Deputy Governor nominee for Imo State, Nigeria during the 2011 elections.

Key Accomplishments
Professor Viola Onwuliri is a global frontliner in the fight against HIV/AIDS and has vigorously pursued the campaign against the scourge of HIV/AIDS especially amongst youths and women. Through her efforts, the Federal University of Technology Owerri has become recognized as a leading institution for Advocacy against the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria and the National Agency for the Control of HIV/AIDS (NACA) has approved the establishment of a HIV/AIDS Youth Friendly Center in FUTO. She is a pioneer member of the National Women Coalition on AIDS (NAWOCA) and was the only member from the south east appointed in the National Technical Working Committee by the First Lady of Nigeria. As an academic, she has supervised numerous student research projects and has published numerous articles in scientific journals.