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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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

Mr. Montador is very familiar with the work of the AfDB and the ALSF, as he was the Executive Director representing Canada, China, Korea and Kuwait at the AfDB from 2007 to 2011, the period when the ALSF was set up. Prior to that, he was Vice-President, Multilateral Programs at the Canadian International Development Agency, and thus responsible for Canada's relations with the AfDB, and before that as General Director, International Trade and Finance at the Canadian Department of Finance, he was the Alternate Governor for Canada of the AfDB (and the other regional development banks). Currently, in addition to his work with the ALSF, Mr. Montador is Chair of the Africa Study Group of the National Capital Branch of the Canadian International Council and Board member and Treasurer of CODE, a Canadian NGO promoting literacy and children's book publishing in Africa.

 
Dr. Gaston Kenfack
Member

Mandate: June 2018 - June 2021

Dr. Gaston Kenfack is currently the Director of Legislation at the Ministry of Justice in Cameroon. He holds a Doctorate in International Economic Law from the University of Paris I (Pantheon Sorbonne) obtained in 2005, a Certificate on Trade, Negotiations and Settlement of Trade Disputes from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (USA) (2004) and a Habilitation to Direct Research at the University of Pau in France. He is the Editor of the “Revue Camerounaise de l’Arbitrage”, the President of the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration in Africa (APAA) and the Chairman of the 49th Session of United Nations Commission on international Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He also teaches in different universities around the world.

 
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.

 
Mrs. Alia ABDALLAH

Mandate : June 2009 - June 2011

 
Mr. George ARON

Mandate : June 2009 - June 2011

 
Mr. Peter EIGEN

Mandate : June 2009 - June 2011

 
Mr. Janvier LITSE

Mandate : June 2009 - June 2011

 
Mrs. Carol MUSYOKA

Mandate : June 2009 - June 2011

 
Mr. ABOUBACAR FALL

Mandate : June 2011 - June 2014

 
Mr. José BRIOSA E GALA

Mandate : June 2011 - June 2014

 
Mr. Ndoumbe LOBE

Mandate : June 2011 - June 2013

 
Mrs. Moufida JABALLAH SRARFI

Mandate : June 2011 - June 2013

 
Mr. Serge ZONIABA

Mandate : June 2011 - June 2013

 
Dr.Eve HAWA SINARE

Mandate : June 2013 - June 2016

 
Mr. Tim TURNER

Mandate : June 2013 - June 2015

 
Mr. Ibrahim Sixtus VUSI

Mandate : June 2013 - June 2016

 
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. 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. 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).