Kenyan Honoured in New York Times Square Billboard

  • A congratulatory message to Dr Kariuki in New York’s Times Square Billboard after he was named Velosbio’s new Chief Finance Officer.
    A congratulatory message to Dr Kariuki in New York’s Times Square Billboard after he was named Velosbio’s new Chief Finance Officer.

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  • Dr Enoch Kariuki was honoured in New York Times Square billboard after he was appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of an American biopharmaceutical giant.

    An American stock market, Nasdaq wrote a message to commend the doctor for the momentous achievement.

    "Nasdaq congratulates Dr. Enoch Kariuki, new CFO of Velosbio,” read the message which was accompanied by his photo.

    New York Billboard Square
    New York Billboard Square
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    To put it into perspective, the message was seen by on average 460,000 people who cross the intersection in Manhattan, New York on a daily basis. 

    The doctor, who boasts of vast experience in the field of healthcare strategy, life sciences, investment banking, venture capital and business development, will now look to scale the heights in the new field.

    The pharmaceutical company, Velosbio deals with first class cancer therapies for tumors.

    The doctor noted that he would be looking to add his expertise into new innovations and research basis on the company.

    "I am excited to join VelosBio at such a dynamic time. The company is developing multiple cancer therapies utilising its proprietary technology to target ROR1, a novel oncology target, and I look forward to working with the scientific teams to help bring innovative therapies to cancer patients,"  Kariuki noted.

    The CEO of VelosBio, Dave Johnson also congratulated Kariuki and noted that Kariuki would be an invaluable asset to the team.

    "Enoch brings to VelosBio more than 10 years of experience leading high-performing teams in the private and public sectors.

    "He has a proven track record of success on both the operating and finance sides of our industry, and is precisely the type of high-quality individual we are recruiting as we grow our company," Johnson stated.

    Kenyans continue to leave their mark on the international scene with high accolades and notable achievements.

    Recently, Kenyan photographer Polly Irungu was also featured on the US Times Square billboard for her photos which glorified black women.

    Polly Irungu a Kenyan photographer based in the US
    Polly Irungu a Kenyan photographer based in the US