Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: President of the Republic of Mauritius, 2015-Present
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim GCSK, CSK, PhD was sworn in as the first female President of the Republic of Mauritius on June 5th 2015. Dr. Gurib-Fakim has authored and co-edited 28 books and several book chapters within the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. Furthermore, she was elected Fellow of the Linnaen Society of London in 2007, Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Science, Jordan, in 2009, and in 2007, she was awarded the L’Oreal-UNESCO Prize for Women in Science and Laureate of the National Economic and Social Council. In 2011 she was elected Chairperson of the International Council for Scientific Union – Regional Office for Africa until 2014, she served successively as Dean of the Faculty of Science and Pro Vice Chancellor (2004-2010), and has also worked at the Mauritius Research Council as Manager for Research (1995-1997). Dr. Gurib-Fakim earned a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Surrey (1983), and a PhD from the University of Exeter (1987), during which she began working at the University of Mauritius.
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