Mrs Véronique Ahouanmenou

Mrs Ahouanmenou was a member of the Standing Commission between April 1993 and 1995, when she replaced HE Dr Abu Goura, who retired due to health issues, as a member. She was the first President of the Benin Red Cross (previously known as the Red Cross Society of Dahomey) which was accepted into the Movement in 1963. She worked tirelessly as President of this National Society from 1959 till 1996.[1] She was also formerly a member of the Federation’s Executive Council and has served the Movement for over forty years, a dedication and service for which she was awarded the Henry Dunant medal in 2009.[2]