Our Man Crush this Monday is the CEO and founder of 54Gene, Dr. Abasi Ene-Obong.
54gene is an African genomics company building the world’s first pan-African biobank. Born in Nigeria, Abasi has extensive experience operating in the US, UK and Nigerian healthcare industries.
Prior to 54gene, Abasi worked with leading healthcare organizations, including Fortune 100 pharmaceutical companies, academic and research institutions, and governments as a management consultant with PwC and IQVIA (formerly QuintilesIMS).
Previously, Abasi worked as a cancer researcher and published a seminal paper on pancreatic cancer immunology in the journal, Gastroenterology. Abasi holds a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the University of London, a masters in human molecular genetics from the Imperial College London and a masters in business management from the Claremont Colleges, California.