Ola Orekunrin

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Ola Orekunrin (born 1986 / 1987) is a Nigerian-British doctor and entrepreneur.

Early life[change | change source]

Orekunrin was raised by foster parents in Lowestoft.[1] She started studying Medicine at the University of York in England when she was fifteen.

Career[change | change source]

Orekunrin became a doctor when she was twenty one. This made her one of the United Kingdom's youngest doctors. She started a charity called Flying Doctors Nigeria Lt in Lagos in 2007. It is West Africa's first air ambulance service. In 2008 she was given the MEXT Japanese Government Scholarship.[2] In 2012 she gave a talk at TEDxSendai and TEDxVictoriaIsland. She was on the cover of Ladybrille magazine. In 2013 the World Economic Forum put her on their list of Young Global Leaders.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-11-28.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-12-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. The Bobby Taylor Company. "Dr. Ola Orekunrin- Young Global Leader recognition by the World Economic Summit". PRLog. Retrieved 2017-06-30.