Former Board Members

  • H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Federal Republic of Nigeria (Former Chairperson)
  • H.E. Thabo Mbeki, Former President of the Republic of South Africa
  • Late H.E. Pierre Buyoya, Former President of the Republic of Burundi
  • Prof. Andreas Eshete, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister with the rank of a Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Former Deputy Chairperson)
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Director General, World Health Organization and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Prof. Ndioro Ndiaye, Former Minister for Social Development/Former Minister for Women, Children and Family Affairs, Republic of Senegal
  • Ms. Betty Bigombe, Former State Minister of Water Resources, Republic of Uganda, and Former Director of Fragility, Conflict and Violence, World Bank
  • Prof. Funmi Olonisakin, Vice President/Principal (International), King’s College London and Founding Director, African Leadership Centre
  • Prof. Mahmood Mamdani, Executive Director, Makerere Institute of Social Research, Uganda
  • Prof. Souleymane Bachir Diagne, Professor at Columbia University, Department of Philosophy and Francophone Studies, USA
  • Amb. Berhane Gebre-Christos, Former Diplomat, Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia.
  • Dr. Hashim Tewfik, Former Deputy Director, National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Ethiopia
  • H.E. Luísa Dias Diogo, Former Prime Minister, Republic of Mozambique
  • H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn, Former Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • H.E. Hirut Zemene, Ambassador, Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Kingdom of Netherlands
  • H.E. Temesgen Tiruneh, Director General, National Intelligence & Security Service (NISS), Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • Mr. Alain Foka, Journalist, Radio France International, France/Cameroon