MANAGEMENT BOARD

The Management Board (MB) is responsible for the efficient and effective conduct of all operations of the ALSF, as well as for the approval of the Budget and appointment of the Director. It is composed of 5 members, serving in their personal capacity, who are appointed by the Governing Council for a 3 year non-renewable term.

 
Mr. Amadou Dieng
Member

Mandate: June 2015 - June 2018

An attorney at law (Paris Bar) specialized in international business transactions, international banking and investment law, previously lecturer at the Institute of Latin American Studies of the University Sorbonne Nouvelle of Paris and Permanent Secretary of the Chamber for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Dakar and Senegal. He also authored different articles on international legal matters, including with regard to the Organization for the Harmonization in Africa of Business Law (OHADA).

 
Professor Dandi Gnamou
Member

Mandate: June 2016 - June 2019

She is a judge at the administrative chamber of the Supreme court of Benin. A highly reputed Professor of law with experience in the fields of Public International law, international economic law, peacekeeping and armed conflict law, law of international organizations and African regional integration, and constitutional law. Professor Gnamou holds a PhD in Public law and for over 10 years has held academic positions, as a researcher, professor and senior lecturer at Paris-Sud XI University.

 
Ms. Dorcas Achapa
Chairperson

Mandate: June 2016 - June 2019

An accomplished public servant with expertise in international negotiations having been the Head of the International Law Division in the office of the Attorney General in Kenya for over 15 years. Ms. Achapa possesses excellent organizational skills and has experience in the interpretation and application of International Law. She has also been an Advisor to the Government of Kenya on the interpretation and application of various conventions including the Convention on the Law of the Sea. Currently a member of the Legal and Technical Commission of the International Seabed Authority.

 
Mr. Stephen Karangizi
Ex-officio Member

He has been with the ALSF since October 2011. As Director, he is responsible for the oversight of the Facilities projects in the areas of negotiations of agreements in infrastructure developments (extractives sector, the energy sector); investment agreements and related commercial and business transactions; as well as debt management and litigation. He also acts as the legal representation of the institution.

 
Mr. Rafique Mahomed
Member

Mandate: June 2017 - June 2020

Mr. Mahomed is currently the Chief Executive Officer at Maçambique Celular. He is a former AfDB Board member representing Angola, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe, and he also previously served as a member of the ALSF’s Governing Council. His addition to the Management Board confers a wealth of maritime law, banking, investment, and tourism experience onto the Facility’s Board.

As the Board provides operational guidance to the ALSF’s staff, Mr. Mahomed’s diverse experience as cabinet member of the Mozambique government, as the Director General of the Mozambique Investment Promotion Center, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Standard Bank in Mozambique, will prove to be an asset to the Board.

 
Mr. Bruce Montador
Member

Mandate: June 2017 - June 2020

Although he presently serves as Chair of the Africa Study Group of the National Capital Branch of the Canadian International Council, Montador is very familiar with the work of the ALSF and AfDB, more broadly, as he was the Executive Director representing Canada, China, Korea and Kuwait at the AfDB from 2007-2011. Beyond his duties at the Canadian International Council, Montador also acts as a Board member and Treasurer of CODE, a Canadian NGO promoting literacy and children’s book publishing in Africa.

 
Mr. Pim De Keizer

Mandate: June 2014 - June 2017

Expert in international and multilateral development policy and cooperation, with knowledge of Africa and Latin America. He currently works as Secretary of Commission of Development Cooperation of the Advisory Council on International Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, having previously served as Alternate Executive Director within the African Development Bank.

 
Mr. Seward Cooper

Mandate: June 2014 - June 2017

Mr. Cooper is an International and corporate lawyer and currently serves as Legal Advisor to the President of Liberia. He also served as first counsel and Head of Unit for Good Governance at the AfDB and co-led the conception and drafting of the Agreement for the Establishment of the ALSF.

 
Mr. George ARON

Mandate : 30/06/2009 - 29/06/2011

 
Mr. Janvier LITSE

Mandate : 30/06/2009 - 29/06/2011

 
Mrs. Alia ABDALLAH

Mandate : 30/06/2009 - 29/06/2011

 
Mr. Peter EIGEN

Mandate : 30/06/2009 - 29/06/2011

 
Mrs. Carol MUSYOKA

Mandate : 30/06/2009 - 29/06/2011

 
Mrs. Moufida JABALLAH SRARFI

Mandate : 30/06/2011 - 29/06/2013

 
Mr. Serge ZONIABA

Mandate : 30/06/2011 - 29/06/2013

 
Mr. Ndoumbe LOBE

Mandate : 30/06/2011 - 29/06/2013

 
Mr. ABOUBACAR FALL

Mandate : 30/06/2011 - 29/06/2014

 
Mr. José BRIOSA E GALA

Mandate : 30/06/2011 - 29/06/2014

 
Mr. Tim TURNER

Mandate : 30/06/2013 - 29/06/2015

 
Mr. Ibrahim Sixtus VUSI

Mandate : 30/06/2013 - 29/06/2016

 
Dr.Eve HAWA SINARE

Mandate : 30/06/2013 - 29/06/2016