Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board brings members of Sub Saharan Africa and Europe together to shape strategy and provide advice and direction to the InnoGlobal team.

Advisory Board

Djoudalbaye Benjamin


Head, Division of Policy, Health Diplomacy and Communication at Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Dr Benjamin Djoudalbaye, MD, MSc. MPH, Pg. Dipl. infectious diseases is Head of Policy, Health Diplomacy and Communication at Africa CDC. Prior to joining Africa CDC, he was a Senior Health Officer for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria and other Infectious Diseases at the African Union Commission for more than eight years. Before then he worked for the International SOS, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Chad and SOLTHIS. He has strong professional experience in strategic planning, administration, management and evaluation of policies, infectious diseases and public health programmes and projects, capacity building, and operational research in Africa. He also has a good knowledge of coordination mechanisms including multidisciplinary and multisectoral teams, partnerships development, negotiation skills, advocacy and resource mobilization, multilateral and bilateral cooperation, public and private sector, and civil society. Dr Djoudalbaye holds a Doctor of Medicine degree, a master’s degree in population studies and public health and specialized training certificates in infectious diseases and epidemiology and biostatistics from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, and HIV/AIDS and sexual reproduction health from the University Denis Diderot Paris 7.

Zanele Mocumi


Impact & Investment Leader

Zanele Mocumi is a seasoned development finance investment specialist with a passion for the education sector, particularly early childhood development and educating children with special needs. She began her career as an economist at the National Treasury of South Africa. Her role focused on developing economic policies that support trade facilitation and infrastructure development in the Southern African Customs Union. Thereafter she worked as a project economist for the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa, a role that exposed her extensively to African markets. Her career has since gravitated to developmental investments with a key focus on healthcare and education. In her role before Kaizenvest, Zanele managed the Impact Investment portfolio of the second largest pension fund in South Africa, the Eskom Pension and Provident Fund. Zanele holds a masters degree in Development Finance from the University of Cape Town.

Matt Moran


Life Science Leader

Matthew Moran is the former Director of BioPharmaChem Ireland. He is now an independent consultant focussing on Life Sciences and Biopharma manufacturing.  He worked for over ten years in the pharmaceutical industry where he held a number of management positions both in active ingredient and dosage form manufacture. He was a member the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC). Matthew Moran is a former Board member of the Active Pharmaceuticals Ingredients (API) Committee of CEFIC (CEFIC/APIC) and The European Association for Bioindustries (Europabio) BioPharmaChem Ireland represents the interests of the biopharmachem sector in Ireland. CEFIC/APIC represents the European API Industry. Europabio represents the European Biotech Sector. He graduated in Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin in 1980 and in Chemical Engineering at University College Dublin in 1981; he holds an MBA also from University College Dublin (Smurfit School of Business).

Evan Duah


Finance & Business Development Leader

Dr. Evans Duah is a highly experienced financial economist, chartered accountant, and business professional with a strong background in corporate and retail banking, development finance, business development, project management, international business, and business consultancy. His extensive experience includes various educational qualifications, such as a Doctorate Degree in Business Administration in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship from Swiss Business School, a Master in Applied Business Research from the same institution, and a Master of Business Administration in International Business from Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion in Morocco. Dr. Duah has held various positions, including Lecturer in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship at Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Chief Executive/Chief Consultant at Xtart Biz Ltd, and Manager of Retail Banking at Société Générale Ghana Ltd. He has received several professional certificates, associations, and awards, including the Institute of Certified Chartered Economists’ Most Influential Young Economist – Sub-Saharan Africa 2022, and has been recognized as a Mandela Washington Fellow for Young African Leaders by the US Department of State. Dr. Duah has researched various topics, such as the effects of managerial interpretation on executive decision-making in the banking sector, international trade, and sustainable development. His recent publications include an article in the Cogent Business and Management journal, “Analyzing the health supply chain risks during COVID-19 pandemic: The moderating role of risk management”. He has also authored a book titled "Intentional Wealth 2.0 – Building with The Pentagon Wealth Model".

Ian Jones


Programme Leader

Dr Bonita de Swardt carried out her initial training in astronomy at Rutgers University in the US. She completed her PhD in 2009 working on science commissioning data of nearby dwarf galaxies observed with the 11m Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland, South Africa. After completion of her PhD, she took up a postdoctoral research fellowship with the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO). Bonita has always been passionate about developing human capacity in astronomy in South Africa. Her interest in human capacity development in astronomy was sparked while taking up a part-time role of coordinator for the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP) during her postdoc. Following her postdoc, she was employed by the South African Department of Science & Technology (DST) under its Astronomy Desk in 2012. At the time, the Astronomy Desk was tasked with providing strategic advice and input to the Minister of Science & Technology, Ms Naledi Pandor, to inform astronomy governance and policy decisions within the South African context. Bonita joined the SKA South Africa – now known as the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) - under its Human Capacity Development (HCD) division in 2014. She has developed and oversees a number of new strategic capacity development interventions that have been formally introduced into SARAO. She also manages international partnerships in developing the necessary skills and capacity in radio astronomy and other science and engineering-related areas in South Africa and the SKA Africa partner countries. .

Gerry Muldowney


Education Leader

Gerry has over 35 years of experience working in the education and training sectors. He was one of the founding members of Dublin Business School (DBS) where he held several senior academic and management positions including the role of chief executive officer for 11 years following the college’s acquisition by Kaplan Inc. which is the educational division of Graham Holdings ( formally the Washington Post Company ). Throughout his career, Gerry has demonstrated the ability to show a strong understanding and appreciation of the strategic education and training imperative coupled with managing the commercial reality that faces all education and training institutions in the modern era. He has considerable experience both on a domestic and international basis in strategy and organisational development, internal and external stakeholder relationship management and operational management. On the academic, education and skills fronts, he has been involved in several national and international initiatives and has sat on several national government committees which have been established to address the opportunities and challenges, which exist in these areas. For the last 5 years, Gerry has been involved in the strategy and organisational of the Innopharma group where he has worked very closely with the senior leadership team. He holds several business and management qualifications from the College of Commerce ( Technological University Dublin ) and Trinity College. He is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.



World Finance Leader

As the Head of Sovereign and Private Sector Engagement at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, Fardeen is dedicated to making a tangible impact on global health initiatives, particularly childhood immunization programs in the world's most vulnerable populations. With a dynamic career spanning development finance, economic analysis, and international diplomacy, Fardeen has demonstrated exceptional expertise in navigating complex international landscapes to foster meaningful partnerships and mobilize resources. Starting as a biotech hedge fund analyst, Fardeen's journey took him to the US Treasury's Office of Financial Research and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (now the US Development Finance Corporation), where he assessed and oversaw projects across 30 countries and 10 sectors. Driven by a desire to expand his horizons and deepen his leadership skills, Fardeen pursued an MBA at IMD, which solidified his commitment to leveraging his extensive background for social good, leading him to Gavi. Beyond his professional endeavors, Fardeen is deeply committed to his philosophy of doing good every day, a principle that guides both his career and personal life. An avid road cyclist and amateur track driver, he also co-founded a non-profit organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to rescuing food for those in need..