Chinonye Akunne, MPH is an award winning beauty scientist, safety and health professional, educator and philanthropist. Chinonye’s calling is to educate the masses to live a healthy, more fulfilling life. She has applied her experience, time and financial investments creating platforms such as; ILERA Apothecary, a technology driven beauty and lifestyle company focused on healthy skin and environmental sustainability. Akunne obtained her Master’s in Public Health, specializing in Environmental Health Science. She has held positions that included Global Industrial Hygienist and Global Safety Representative. In these roles, Chinonye protected workers health, trained global leaders and developed global databases, integrating technology into the daily business of protecting worker's health.
These skills have directly translated to her developing unique and innovate formulas for ILERA Apothecary. Akunne holds the position of Board of Directors for three international non-profit organizations including; AIHA-Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society, National Safety Councils Women’s Caucus, and The Soulcial Scene. She has been recognized for her service in the community, and advanced research in the access of healthcare. Her company ILERA Apothecary has been recognized as a top sustainable brand, contributing to the integration of environmental sustainability and technology in the beauty industry.
Chinonye’s hobbies include global travel, reading, visiting art museums around the world and volunteering to make the world a better place for all. She has been featured by the National Environmental Health Association, ELLE magazine, She Leads Africa, Rolling Out magazine and The Huffington Post.