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. 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.

Vision and Mission

Vision Statement - Africabio will be the leader in life science and management consulting across Africa.

Mission Statement - Africabio is a diversified company complementing relationships and expertise in health systems, agribusiness, and biotechnology in Africa with horizontal services in organization and leadership development.


Leadership

Africabio enriches the industry with technical assistance, building networks, and partnering 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:

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    Clients

    The companies and organizations we have served include:

    Life Sciences:

    • Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB)
    • Austere Environments Consortium for Enhanced Sepsis Outcomes (ACESO)
    • Medecin Sans Frontieres (MSF)
    • Jahmale Medical Solution
    • USAID-Jhpiego
    • Liberia Institute of Biomedical Research (LIBR), Ministry of Health (MoH), Phebe Hospital and Edward Binyah Kesselly Barrack (EBK)

    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, MBA, MT (ASCP) — Chief Executive Officer

    Candace B. Eastman, began her professional career as a bench scientist and worked in all areas of the clinical laboratory. She also worked as a bench scientist for biotech companies before taking on more managerial roles in quality control. She focused the majority of last 20 years of her profession in business development for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies’ firms with products, at various phases of clinical development, mainly focused on unmet needs in global health. She holds a MBA with a concentration in strategic management from Johns Hopkins University which has allowed for providing expertise in business planning, organizational development, financial analysis, and creating opportunities for business to business partnerships that positively impact the bottom line. 

    At Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) she led the business development teams in the Midwest and West, focused on early to medium-sized firms transacting mergers and acquisitions and in and out-licensing of biotech products.  She also worked alongside the Midwest Investor Network to showcase economic development efforts to companies in other parts of the U.S, which resulted in a fertile ground for new life science investment opportunities in Mid-America.  Most recently she’s worked in various leadership positions in Liberia’s Ministries of Health and Commerce which has allowed for fertile opportunities in developing the business of Africabio Enterprises and building productive relationships throughout private sector and government.

    Clarine Simpson Vaughn, MA — Vice President/COO

    Clarine Vaughn, has more than 22 years of experience as an international consultant. Her experience working with government agencies in the U.S., Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean has been focused 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 is a process improvement specialist with vast experience documenting policy and procedural changes and managing communications around the organizational change in support of client needs. She has program managed multi-million-dollar contract and grant portfolios with successful programmatic and financial outcomes for U.S. government agencies including DHHS, CDC, DOL and Education.

    Mrs. Vaughn oversees the financial and administrative functions of Africabio. She serves as a Senior Consultant on projects where her administrative management, training and leadership development expertise can be leveraged. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and a Master of Arts in International Trade and Finance both from George Mason University.

    Gaeduo K. Stewart, B.Sc. — 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.

    Esther K. Ricks, Masters International Management - Human Resource Manager

    Esther K. Ricks, is a seasoned human resources, administrative management and accounting professional, detailed oriented and self-starter. Over 20 years of professional experience as an accountant and over 9 years of experience as a human resource professional and administrator. Possesses a vast knowledge of the Decent Work Act of Liberia, excellent interpersonal relationship, ability to work under pressure and multitask.