Dr. Solomon Nwaka

Prof. Solomon Nwaka Solomon Nwaka’s scientific and leadership career spans various academic, public and international organizations, biotechnology industry, and public-private partnerships in several countries, including USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. Presently, he is the founding Executive Director of ANDI – African network for drugs and Diagnostics Innovation at United Nations in Addis Ababa. He headed various R&D units and championed several initiatives, including ANDI, at the WHO’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in Geneva, Switzerland. He also served as Scientific Officer/Director for Drug Discovery and Innovation at the Medicines for Malaria Venture in Geneva. He has published extensively, and has received a number of awards and fellowships. He is a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.