Mercy Abang

Chair, Technical Advisory Council

Mercy Abang is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of a German Hostwriters Network, she is a journalist, she started her career as a political correspondent on Television in Abuja and moved on to developmental reporting and reporting the activities of world leaders at the United Nations in New York.

Mercy before now has worked as a freelance producer and reporter with Aljazeera MEDIA Network,  she was the 2017 Her Network woman of the year awardee in BROADCAST JOURNALISM in Nigeria. She has hosted a TV Show in Berlin and Moderated events across the globe at various times. 

Over the years, she has transitioned into a Media Entrepreneur and editor with Unbias the News. She’s worked both in Africa and in Europe, Mercy was a 2017 United Nations (Dag Hammarskjold) Journalism Fellow; in 2021, she was announced one of the most powerful women in Journalism in Nigeria by the Women in Journalism Africa (WIJA). She would especially discuss with us the benefits of cross-border collaboration.

In 2012, she was named as one of 10 Young Nigerian Women to Watch – Mercy studied Journalism, also has a PoST Graduate in advertising and Public Relations, she has an MBA in entrepreneurship from Berlin Germany. She has been a long-time member of the Hostwriter Ambassadors NETWORK. 

In 2021 she was awarded as one of the Leading Ladies of Africa’s 2021 list of most inspiring Nigerian women along with other notable Nigerian women.

At a very young age, Mercy has worked as an election Observer with the Economic Communities of West African States, ECOWAS, she has volunteered with the African union Digi-trends Team as well as her time at the United Nations General assembly, also reporting from the security council.