Booth alumni are cordially invited to a dinner with special guest Amy Lehman, AB '96, MBA '05, MD '05, Founder of Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC)/WAVE, and winner of the Chicago Booth Distinguished Alumni Award.
This dinner is hosted by Adja Diakite, '18 (EXP-23), president of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Africa and Maina Sahi, '10, Committee Member of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the UK.
We would like to especially invite all alumni with an interest in Africa to join this dinner. Adja, Maina and Booth Alumni Relations will also give an update on the Booth Africa network and upcoming events.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Limited to 20 places, first come first served.
Amy G. Lehman, AB '96, MBA '05, MD '05 (Speaker)
Founder, Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC)/WAVE
Dr. Amy G. Lehman is the founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic (LTFHC)/WAVE. The LTFHC is an international organization whose mission is to address the problem of health care access for millions of people who live in the isolated, but strategically critical Lake Tanganyika Basin/Great Lakes region of Central Africa.
The Lake Tanganyika Basin is not only Africa's largest source of available fresh water (and the world's second largest), but is home to enormous mineral resources vital to next generation technologies, newly discovered fossil fuels, and hundreds of endangered species and unique biodiversity. Dr. Lehman and WAVE have thus become recognized and sought after as key experts, advisers and partners to actors as diverse as regional governments and local tribes, through to donor governments, philanthropists, non-profit organizations and multi-national corporations increasingly coming to understand the magnitude of importance of the Lake Tanganyika Basin across health, energy, environment and economic development disciplines.
Dr. Lehman graduated from Choate Rosemary Hall and was chosen as their 2014 Alumni Award recipient. She received both an MD and MBA from the University of Chicago, and additionally trained in General Surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and was a Senior Fellow with the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Lehman received the 2014 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has been honored by Newsweek as one of the "150 Women Who Shake the World," and by a number of other publications for her work in the Lake Tanganyika Basin. She presents regularly at leadership conferences such as GE Leading and Learning, TED, and is most proud to be the mother of Max, her favorite person of all time.