Damilola Fajuyigbe, PhD

Head of Scientific Engagement MEA

Phillip Morris International

Damilola Fajuyigbe is Head of Scientific Engagement for the Middle East & Africa at Philip Morris International where she leads the company's regional efforts towards a smoke-free future.

Nigerian born and UK-raised, Damilola holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from King's College London and a B.Sc in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Leicester. She has published scientific articles in various high-impact journals.

Prior to her current role, Damilola served as the Head of Scientific and Medical Affairs for Africa at L'Oréal. There, she led scientific projects while constantly liaising between local and international teams in the beauty industry. One of her most impactful campaigns focused on reducing harm caused by skin bleaching practices.

Now, Damilola has taken her passion for harm reduction to Philip Morris International, where she strategizes the scientific engagement of the markets she oversees. She particularly hopes to drive change towards a smoke-free future in places where information may not always be accessible.

Throughout her academic career and many conversations with doctors, Damilola knows that fixing a health problem is a lot harder than preventing one.

Driven by her passion for improving public health outcomes, she has devoted her efforts to bridging the gap between scientific research and the general public.

Damilola Fajuyigbe, PhD will be speaking at the following sessions.

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