Eisenhower Fellowships Welcomes 24 Global Fellows to the United States

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Twenty-four exceptional mid-career professionals from government, business and civil society have been selected for Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) 2019 Global Program.

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Twenty-four exceptional mid-career professionals from government, business

and civil society have been selected for Eisenhower Fellowships (EF) 2019 Global Program.

These ascendant leaders from 24 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific will embark on a six-week fellowship in the United States from March 28 to May 10, engaging in a transformative exchange of knowledge and ideas with the leading minds in their fields.

The 2019 Global Fellows are thought leaders in education, health, entrepreneurship, biomedical research, counter-terrorism, health technology, communications and the environment.

"These dynamic young leaders join a network of Eisenhower Fellows who for more than six decades have been building bridges and working creatively to better the world around them, one leader at a time," said Eisenhower Fellowships Chairman, former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates.

Eisenhower Fellowships inspires leaders around the world to challenge themselves, envision how they can effect positive change, engage others and collaborate with like-minded leaders across borders and cultures. Global Fellows travel across the United States to meet with top experts in their fields, then return home to apply what they have learned to address challenges in their home countries.

"We look forward to welcoming these dynamic change agents to the United States for a transformative experience that will help them grow professionally and personally, broaden their perspectives and develop their leadership skills," said EF President George de Lama.

EF's 2019 Global Fellows are:

Noël Zemborain | Argentina Executive Director ? Junior Achievement (JA) Argentina

Phoebe Phillips | Australia Associate Professor, Head, Pancreatic Cancer Translation Research Group University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)

Eloy Oliveira | Brazil CEO ? Instituto República

Nancie Zhu | China Anchorwoman/Producer ? Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Ltd

Carson Chen | Chinese Taipei Founder/CTO ? iXensor

Rodrigo Lara | Colombia Senator ? Republic of Colombia

Séverine Wernert | European Commission Adviser to European Commissioner on Security ? European Commission

Mohamed Abou El-Enein | Germany Assistant Professor of Regenerative Medicine ? Charité - University Hospital Berlin

Braimah Sulemana | Ghana Executive Director ? Media Foundation for West Africa

Júlia Iván | Hungary Former Interim Director ? Amnesty International Hungary

Vishnu Venugopalan | India Civil Service Officer ? Indian Administrative Service (IAS)

Sudirman Nasir | Indonesia Senior Lecturer ? Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University

Andrea Tobia Zevi | Italy Associate Research Fellow ? Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI)

Kennedy Mwai | Kenya Legal Officer ? National Counter Terrorism Centre

Rozella Mahjhrin | Malaysia Founder ? True Complexion

Saidu Abdullahi | Nigeria Head of Partnerships, Next Billion Users - Sub Saharan Africa ? Google

Aisha Nawaz Chaudhary | Pakistan Member of Parliament ? Provincial Assembly of Punjab ? Pakistan

Jazmín Gustale Gill | Paraguay Senior Innovation Advisor ? Presidential Delivery Unit Office of Paraguay

Collin Haba | Rwanda Managing Director ? The New Times - Rwanda

Kim Yin Wong | Singapore Group Chief Executive Officer ? Singapore Power Limited (SP)

Darlene Mutalemwa | Tanzania Senior Lecturer and Founder of Graduate Sales Bootcamp Mzumbe University Dar es Salaam Campus College

Burak Dalgin | Turkey Managing Director ? Darby Private Equity

Najla Al Midfa | United Arab Emirates CEO ? Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center - Sheraa

Khanh Nguy Thi | Vietnam Executive Director ? Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID)

Now in its 65th year and named for America's 34th president, Eisenhower Fellowships brings together innovative leaders from all fields from around the globe who tackle big challenges to better the world around them. Since 1953, nearly 2,400 mid-career leaders from 115 countries have benefited from the unique, customized experience of an Eisenhower Fellowship.

Eisenhower Fellowships identifies, empowers and connects innovative leaders through a transformative fellowship experience and lifelong engagement in a global network of dynamic change agents committed to creating a world more peaceful, prosperous and just.


Susan Kohler Reed Director of Programs & Communications skohler(at)efworld.org +1-215-546-1738


SOURCE Eisenhower Fellowships

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