Ameenah Gurib was elected President of Mauritius in 2015, becoming the first woman to serve that post. A biodiversity scientist, she has held a number of academic and research positions including being Managing Director of CIDP Research and Innovation, and Professor in Organic Chemistry at the University of Mauritius. She has also won numerous national and international awards. She is using her scientific background to establish intellectual and technological collaborations with international partners.
Source of Influence: Political
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