Nine new international leaders join the World Dementia Council. Members were appointed from Asia, Oceania, Europe, Africa and the Americas. The new council members are drawn from different disciplines in the dementia field.
The new members are from Asia, Professor Suvarna Alladi, Professor of Neurology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India and Dr Ryoji Noritake the Director of the Health and Global Policy Institute Japan. From Oceania, Professor Kaarin Anstey, the Senior Principal Research Scientist and Fellow at University of New South Wales, Australia. From Africa, Professor Adesola Ogunniyi the Professor of Medicine at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria and Dr Zul Merali the Founding Director at the Brain and Mind Institute, Aga Khan University, Kenya and Pakistan. From Europe Professor Johannes Streffer the Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development at Lundbeck in Denmark. And from the Americas, Dr Ishtar Govia, Expert Advisor & Independent Researcher, formerly Senior Lecturer at the Caribbean Institute for Health Research, Jamaica Drew Holzapfel serves as the Executive Director of The Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease and Provost Professor Arthur Toga is Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Psychiatry and the Behavioural Sciences at the University of Southern California USA.