Kicking things off in 2019, we welcomed two new members — Mariama Samateh and Anukriti Banerjee — to our SCI family! Read on to learn more about them!

Mariama SamatehMariama Samateh

Mariama Samateh joined SCI as our new Growth and Development Manager. She will be leading the third edition of our biennial event Dementia Forum X in May 2019, where we welcome many key stakeholders from around the world to solve the challenges posed by dementia. In addition, she will be managing the ongoing Bike for Dementia project, a two-year cycling journey to raise funds for dementia research and increase awareness about dementia around the world. In her time at SCI, she hopes to scale these initiatives globally and encourage greater discussions about dementia worldwide.

Coming from the French Chamber of Commerce in Sweden, Mariama has a diverse background in strategic and business development helping small and medium-sized businesses grow in the Nordics, event management as well as recruitment and project management. Her impressive ability to speak five languages makes her the perfect person to engage with our international audience.

Mariama will be working on growing our partner base and spreading the word about the challenges and opportunities associated with dementia.

If you are interested in getting involved in Dementia Forum X, please send an email to Mariama at!

Anukriti Banerjee

Anukriti Banerjee

Anukriti Banerjee joined SCI as the Business Growth Intern in January 2019. She will be taking over our previous intern Wei Ker Ng’s role and work primarily with Sophie Lu-Axelsson, Director of Venture Development, on developing SCI’s communications through digital marketing and design. She will be most active on our social media channels (follow us at Facebook and LinkedIn, if you haven’t!) to share with you the latest updates from SCI and industry news about dementia and elderly care from all around the world. Furthermore, she will be actively engaged with the entire SCI team in the planning and execution of Dementia Forum X and other exciting events in the coming year.

Anu is currently an undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). She is a Geography major and has a passion for creating inclusive societies through better urban planning and social movements. She is also multilingual and believes that languages are an effective way to form strong connections with new people and cultures.

Over the course of 2019, Anu hopes to use her passion and knowledge of the social sciences to devise creative solutions to promote dementia care and awareness globally. She also wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the Swedish philosophy of elderly and dementia care, and how the care model can be adapted for improving societies worldwide.