Founder and Chief Executive Officer of 54gene
Session: “Top Biotech Solutions to Watch”
March 11, 2020
10:30 – 11:30
Abasi Ene-Obong is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of 54gene. He has extensive experience operating in the US, UK and Nigerian healthcare industries. Prior to 54gene, Dr Ene-Obong worked with leading healthcare organisations, including Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies, academic and research institutions, and governments as a management consultant with PwC and IQVIA (formerly Quintiles IMS). It is Dr Ene-Obong’s belief that African genetic data may hold the key to unlock untold medical discoveries as African populations are proven to harbor the greatest genetic diversity in the world. In line with this, he founded 54gene; an African genomics company established to significantly improve the inclusion of African populations in global genomics research by building the world’s largest Pan-African biobank. Dr Ene-Obong is uniquely qualified for the role as he holds a PhD in Cancer Biology from University of London, a Masters in human molecular genetics from Imperial College London and a Masters in Business Management from Claremont Colleges, California.