About Africabio


Africabio Enterprises, Inc. (Africabio) is a registered organization in Liberia building relationships and creating opportunities for the life sciences industry.

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About the Company

Africabio is a trade organization for professionals and companies in the life sciences industry around the world seeking to compliment relationships and expertise in health system strengthening, neglected diseases, agribusiness, diagnostic, and industrial biotechnology in Africa.


History

Africabio is organized into three divisions to best fit the needs of our clients, and to meet the goals of future members. The divisions focus on Health Systems Strengthening, Business Development and Leadership Development and Training. Future offerings will include a Member Services division that will create opportunities for companies and professionals seeking to build relationships in life sciences on the continent specific to their needs.

Leadership

We work towards enriching the industry with networking, partnering and training opportunities. We organize conferences and Roundtable Forums in the life sciences sphere bringing together industry-leaders, investors and partners through these events. Our online quarterly newsletter, LINkages. chronicles the activities of leadership, innovation and excellence of companies and individuals transforming Liberia for the next generation.

Careers at Africabio

Interested in joining our team? Africabio is looking for qualified consultants to join our team or provide as referrals to our Members seeking local staff or consultants.

To be considered for a position or be added to our database - Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a list of 2-3 Professional and Personal References with their email and telephone number to:

Africabio Enterprises, Inc.
Human Resources Department
Email: HR@Africabioenterprises.com

Africabio is currently recruiting for the following positions:

The Greater Africabio Community is currently recruiting for the following positions:

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Clients

The companies and organizations we have served include:

Life Sciences:

  • Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)
  • Austere Environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO)
  • Medecin Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Other Industries:

  • Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC)
  • Fouta Corporation
  • Arcelor Mittal (AML)
  • Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)
  • Henry Jackson Foundation (HJF)

Our Team

The management team has extensive experience in working in West Africa in the life sciences and agriculture. Our services offerings speaks to years of management of people time and resources to support Health Systems Strengthening.

Candace B. Eastman — Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Candace B. Eastman has 22 years of work experience in the life sciences industry that includes economic development, financial analysis, revenue generation, Strategic Planning, and strategic positioning in both corporate and non-profit environments.

More recent years have afforded Ms. Eastman the opportunity to work with the Government of Liberia. As the Director of the National Diagnostic Unit of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) she laid the groundwork for the development of an integrated clinical laboratory system and developed the first National Laboratory Strategy and National Laboratory Policy. She was appointed as Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry and has been successful in the creation of the National Export Stratecy, National trade Policy and working with industries and partners to improve the environment of Commerce to thrive through trade facilitation and mainstreaming.

Ms. Eastman has a range of experience in business development from working with the largest trade organization in the U.S in the biotech industry to directing business development for a top 50-law firm. With a foundation rooted in diagnostics and molecular biology her success in management spans a diverse group of companies and organizations.

Clarine Simpson Vaughn

Clarine Simpson Vaughn is a seasoned organizational development and change management professional with more than 20 years of international experience in the U.S., Liberia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Mrs. Vaughn has worked in the corporate and non-profit arenas with more than 15 years as a consultant to multiple U.S. government agencies in the fields of health and education. Her expertise includes conducting and facilitating focus and sub-group sessions to work to consensus around various organizational and programmatic efforts. She had designed process improvements, documented policy changes, developed trainings and worked with organizations to manage communications around the organizational change in support of client needs. Her work with executive leadership in Strategic Planning and ensuring that the goals are communicated and achieved across organizations have proven invaluable to clients as an integral part of the change life cycle.

In recent years, she served as the Executive Director for an non-profit organization focused on bringing foreign doctors to work in Liberia to work teach and work clinically alongside of Liberian doctors and nurses. She also served as the capacity building manager responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for learning, training and skills development to build capacity of company staff and managed the scholarship program of the company.

As the Managing Partner of Africabio Enterprises, Inc., she brings her entrepreneurial energy, international trade and administration educational background along with years of experience in and organizational change management and logistics. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Public Administration and a Masters of Arts in International Trade both from George Mason University.

Geaduo K. Stewart. — Project Manager

Gaeduo K. Stewart is a project manager for Africabio Enterprises, Inc. working with the Austere environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO) on implementing and conducting a sepsis observational study in Liberia. She holds a BSc in Chemistry from Towson University and has worked as a quality assurance lab technician for almost ten years.