Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao

Founder, President and CEO

Dr. Arikana Chihombori was born in Zimbabwe and migrated to the United States soon after high school. She holds a first degree in General Chemistry, a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry as well as a Doctor of Medicine Degree. She is the CEO & Founder of Bell Family Medical Centres in the United States where she has been practicing medicine for the past 22 years with medical centres operating in Zimbabwe since 1996. From 1996 to 2012 she has been the Medical Director for Mid Tenn Medical Associates and the Smyrna Ambulance Service.


As the Chair of the African Union-African Diaspora Health Initiative (AU-ADHI) her primary role is to mobilize African Diaspora health professionals to assist in addressing the healthcare crisis on the continent of Africa. She is also the International Chair for the African Union-Diaspora African Forum Americas (AU-DAF) since 2010. In this capacity she has galvanize Africans and friends of Africa into actively participating in the development of their countries of origin in Africa. In 2003 she became the President and CEO of the Durban Manor Hotel and Conference centre in Durban, South Africa.


She is also the founder, president and CEO of African Diaspora Development Institute (ADDI) with a view to reconnecting all people of African Descent with their roots in Africa, The Motherland.

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the recipient of several awards with the most cherished one being an achievement award from His Excellency then South African President Nelson Mandela in 1996.


She is married and the mother of 5 children.





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