Mitoha Ondo’o Ayekaba
Job Title: Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Equatorial Guinea
Mitoha is the Minister of Health and Social Welfare of Equatorial Guinea. He was, previously, the Vice Minister of Health and Social Welfare in Equatorial Guinea. He is also an economist and public policy advocate. Before that, he had been Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Co-ordinator at Marathon EG Production, where he led FDA-approved clinical trials into eradicating malaria. His work has been recognized and published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The BIMEP malaria project has also won the P3 Impact Award at the 2019 Concordia Summit, which is an award from the Office of Global Partnerships at the US Department of State, along with the University of Virginia and Concordia.
Prior to this, he worked as MEGPL’s Business Coordinator since 2009, serving as the Resident Manager’s main advisor for the best social investment strategy and engagement with the local government. He led the production of the company's first Enterprise Risk Management System. In 2012, he was promoted as MEGPL’s CSR Coordinator, being responsible for the successful implementation of the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP). With the hope of eradicating malaria from the Bioko Island and the entire country, Mitoha coordinated the efforts to have the country join the international consortium of the PfPZ vaccine and to create and fund the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI), another multi-million-dollar project also operating under a Public-Private Partnership mechanism between various oil companies (MEGPL, Noble Energy and AMPCO) with the government of Equatorial Guinea.
Mitoha has taught natural resource economics as a Drexel University affiliate faculty member and gender and feminism courses as a Teacher Assistant at the University of Washington. Some of his fiction writing has appeared in anthologies of the literature of Equatorial Guinea.
BSc in Business Management, ESSERP Business School, Spain
BSc in International Economics, Vic University, Spain
MA in Public Policy, University of Washington, USA
2017 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow
Additional Tags: Economics, Business Management, Public Policy, Health, Social Welfare, Investment, Education, Risk Management, Oil