Arikana Chihombori Quao
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Bell Family Medical Centers
Arikana Chihombori-Quao is a medical doctor and activist. She is a public speaker, educator, diplomat, founder of medical clinics, and entrepreneur. She moved to the United States after living for many years in Zimbabwe. She is the CEO and founder of Bell Family Medical Centers in the United States.
She was appointed the African Union representative to the United States in 2017, a position she left two years later. She holds a bachelor's degree in General Chemistry, a master's degree in organic chemistry, and a Doctor of Medicine degree. Chihombori was a family medicine specialist in Tennessee. She practiced medicine for 29 years in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Chihombori is outspoken about the implications of the Berlin Conference that took place in Berlin, Germany, in 1885. She lectures about the outcome of the divisions on the continent of Africa that were made. She sees these divisions as a cause of some of Africa's problems that are still in effect today. She seeks to reunite African states and Africans in the Diaspora.