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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Professor, Managing Director at Cephyr, Chemist, Gardener, Photographer & Writer of Books on the Flora of the Tropics, Medicinal Plants

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 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Biography

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been the Managing Director of the Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) Research and Innovation as well as Professor of Organic Chemistry with an endowed chair at the University of Mauritius. Since 2001, she has served successively as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004- 2010). She has also worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997).

Ms Gurib-Fakim earned a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Surrey (1983) and a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK (1987). During her academic journey, she has participated in several consultation meetings on environmental issues organized by international organizations. Between 2011-2013, she was elected and served as Chairperson of the International Council for Scientific Union – Regional Office for Africa, and served as an Independent Director on the Board of Barclays Bank of Mauritius Ltd between (2012-2015).

As a Founding Member of the Pan African Association of African Medicinal Plants, she co-authored the first ever African Herbal Pharmacopoeia. She has authored and co-edited 30 books, several book chapters and scientific articles in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. She has lectured extensively across the world; is a Member of the Editorial Boards of major journals, has served on Technical and national committees in various capacities. Elevated to the Order of the Commander of the Star and Key by the Government of Mauritius in 2008, she has been admitted to the Order of the Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Government of France in 2010 and is the recipient of 5 DSc (s).

Elected Fellow of several academies and societies, Ms Gurib-Fakim received several international prizes including the 2007 l’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science, 2009. On 05 June 2015, she was sworn in as the 6th President and the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius and served in that capacity until March 2018.

She was elevated to the Order of GCSK by the Government of Mauritius, and received the Legion d’Honneur from the Government of France in 2016. In 2017, she received both the lifelong achievement award of the United States Pharmacopoeia-CePat Award and the American Botanical Council Norman Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award. In 2018, she received the Order of St George at the Semperopernball, Dresden, Germany. In 2019, she received the ‘Trailblazing award for political leadership’ by the World Women Leaders Council in Iceland.

In June 2016, she was in the Forbes List for the 100 ‘Most Powerful women in the world’ and 1st among the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017, 2019. She is honoured as one of Foreign Policy’s 2015 Global Thinkers.

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  • Science especially with respect to Sustainability issues

  • Empowerment of girls through Science

  • Women empowerment and Entrepreneurship

  • Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous knowledge Systems

  • Biodiversity related topics

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Professor, Managing Director at Cephyr, Chemist, Gardener, Photographer & Writer of Books on the Flora of the Tropics, Medicinal Plants

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Biography

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has been the Managing Director of the Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP) Research and Innovation as well as Professor of Organic Chemistry with an endowed chair at the University of Mauritius. Since 2001, she has served successively as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004- 2010). She has also worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997).

Ms Gurib-Fakim earned a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Surrey (1983) and a PhD from the University of Exeter, UK (1987). During her academic journey, she has participated in several consultation meetings on environmental issues organized by international organizations. Between 2011-2013, she was elected and served as Chairperson of the International Council for Scientific Union – Regional Office for Africa, and served as an Independent Director on the Board of Barclays Bank of Mauritius Ltd between (2012-2015).

As a Founding Member of the Pan African Association of African Medicinal Plants, she co-authored the first ever African Herbal Pharmacopoeia. She has authored and co-edited 30 books, several book chapters and scientific articles in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. She has lectured extensively across the world; is a Member of the Editorial Boards of major journals, has served on Technical and national committees in various capacities. Elevated to the Order of the Commander of the Star and Key by the Government of Mauritius in 2008, she has been admitted to the Order of the Chevalier dans L’Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Government of France in 2010 and is the recipient of 5 DSc (s).

Elected Fellow of several academies and societies, Ms Gurib-Fakim received several international prizes including the 2007 l’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science, the African Union Commission Award for Women in Science, 2009. On 05 June 2015, she was sworn in as the 6th President and the First Female President of the Republic of Mauritius and served in that capacity until March 2018.

She was elevated to the Order of GCSK by the Government of Mauritius, and received the Legion d’Honneur from the Government of France in 2016. In 2017, she received both the lifelong achievement award of the United States Pharmacopoeia-CePat Award and the American Botanical Council Norman Farnsworth Excellence in Botanical Research Award. In 2018, she received the Order of St George at the Semperopernball, Dresden, Germany. In 2019, she received the ‘Trailblazing award for political leadership’ by the World Women Leaders Council in Iceland.

In June 2016, she was in the Forbes List for the 100 ‘Most Powerful women in the world’ and 1st among the Top 100 Women in Africa Forbes List 2017, 2019. She is honoured as one of Foreign Policy’s 2015 Global Thinkers.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Videos

  • Former President of Mauritius, H. E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, POP ...
  • AWARDat10: Keynote address by H.E Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of ...

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Speaking Topics

  • Science especially with respect to Sustainability issues

  • Empowerment of girls through Science

  • Women empowerment and Entrepreneurship

  • Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous knowledge Systems

  • Biodiversity related topics

FAQs on booking Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

  • How to book Ameenah Gurib-Fakim?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ameenah Gurib-Fakim or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ameenah Gurib-Fakim?

    Booking fees for Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ameenah Gurib-Fakim?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ameenah Gurib-Fakim or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ameenah Gurib-Fakim or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Science especially with respect to Sustainability issues, Empowerment of girls through Science, Women empowerment and Entrepreneurship, Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous knowledge Systems and Biodiversity related topics. The estimated speaking fee range to book Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lolita Taub, Jennifer Hyman, Cindy (Whitehead) Eckert, Emilie Aries and Maria Flynn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Speaker Videos

  • Former President of Mauritius, H. E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, POP ...
    AWARDat10: Keynote address by H.E Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of ...

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Speaking Topics

  • Science especially with respect to Sustainability issues

  • Empowerment of girls through Science

  • Women empowerment and Entrepreneurship

  • Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous knowledge Systems

  • Biodiversity related topics

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