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.


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)


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