Board of Trustees

The Board comprises up to 9 Trustees, including the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer. The Trustees do not represent their individual countries, but the interests of the Alliance as a whole. The Association of African Universities (AAU) runs a process to appoint the Chairperson, who sits for a term of 3 years.

Current Board (2019 – 2021)

The current Management Board was elected for a 3 year term at the 13th Annual General Meeting of Members, which was held in Entebbe, Uganda on 30th April 2019.

Professor Stephen Simukanga

Professor Stephen Simukanga

Chairperson

Stephen Simukanga  has served as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Zambia from July 2007 to 22nd June 2015. He holds a PhD in Process Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. He is Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council of the United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of both the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Engineering Institution of Zambia. He served as Registrar of the Engineers’ Registration Board of Zambia from 2000 to 2010. He is currently Vice-President, Membership and Continuous Professional Development, of the Engineering Institution of Zambia, postion held since April 2014. He has served the University of Zambia for 23 years, before July 2007 as a lecturer/Researcher in the School of Mines of the University of Zambia where he rose to the position of Professor in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing. Stephen Simukanga has served as visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town and University of Zimbabwe.

Professor Hellicy Ng'ambi

Professor Hellicy Ng'ambi

Vice Chairperson

Prof. Hellicy Ng’ambi is the Vice Chancellor of Mulungushi University in Zambia. She chairs the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges (ZAPUC) which she initiated and is also the Chairperson of the Zambia Research and Education Network Board (ZAMREN). Prof Ng’ambi has lectured at several reputable universities including the University of South Florida (USA). She holds a doctorate in Business Leadership (DBL), Unisa, RSA; a Master of Science in Management (MSc, Cum Laude), a Master of Business Administration (MBA, Marketing), BSU, USA; and a Bachelor of Arts degree with merit (BA-Econ) UNZA, Zambia. She boasts of over 135 publications and presentations and she has authored and edited highly acclaimed books on leadership.

Eng. Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka

Eng. Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka

Chief Executive Officer

 Eng. Dr. Mtumbuka holds a PhD in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford in England which he received in 2005. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (with DISTINCTION) from the University of Malawi.  He has previously worked for Airtel Africa in a regional role covering IT Operations and Governance and as a Special Assistant to the Chief Information Officer for Airtel Africa, a role in which he has been managing IT systems, infrastructure, billing, Airtel Money and other projects across 14 countries. He also worked as IT Director for Airtel Rwanda and Airtel Malawi; Head of Technical Services at the Malawi Switch Center (MALSWITCH) Ltd; and IT Service Delivery Coordinator at Shell Exploration and Production – Europe based in Aberdeen, UK. He has taught as an adjunct Lecturer in Management of Technology at the Business School, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

 Dr. Magreth Mushi

Dr. Magreth Mushi

Trustee

Magreth Mushi is CEO of the Tanzania Education and Research Network and a Lecturer at the Open University of Tanzania. She holds a PhD in Network Security from North Carolina State University. She chairs the Commercial and Technical Committee of the UbuntuNet Alliance and has extensive leadership experience in a variety of public benefit organisations.

Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim

Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim

Trustee

Dr. Sansa-Otim is a resourceful and productive researcher who takes pride and initiative in going above set objectives. She is a pleasant and keen learner who finds work within collaborative partnerships exciting. She is currently a senior Lecturer at Makerere University College of Computing and Information Sciences and leads the WIMEA-ICT lab where low cost automatic weather stations research, forecast modeling and software development for weather services are conducted.

 Professor Idris Rai

Professor Idris Rai

Trustee

Professor Idris Rai is the Vice Chancellor of The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) since 2011. He holds a PhD in Networking and Computer Science from Telecom ParisTech in Paris, France. He obtained his MSc. and BSc. degrees, both in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, awarded respectively by Bilkent University and Bogazici University, in Turkey.

 Prof. Rai worked as a Research Associate at Lancaster University for three years until 2007. Prior to this appointment, he was a Professor at the School of Computing and Informatics Technologies of Makerere University, Uganda. He has received various awards and recognition as a result of his contribution in research and academics. He is the winner of competitive 2009 IBM Faculty award, 2010 Google research grant and the 2009 and 2010 Internet Society fellowship.

 Professor Raft Razafindrakoto

Professor Raft Razafindrakoto

Trustee

Professor Raft Nicolas Razafindrakoto is the Director of ICT at the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar. He teaches ICT at the Higher Polytechnic School (ESPA) and Higher Institute of Technology (IST-T) in Antananarivo. He is also a Member of the Standing Committee of the African Conference on Research in Computer Science and Chairman of the Internet Society of Madagascar.

 

Duncan Greaves

Duncan Greaves

Trustee

Duncan Greaves trained at the University of Natal, an institution that he later served variously as a lecturer in political theory, as Academic Computing Manager, and as IT Director. He joined TENET in 2003, initially as Capacity Development Program Manager and later as Service Manager. He was appointed CEO of TENET at the beginning of 2013.

 

Professor Timothy Waema

Professor Timothy Waema

Trustee

Professor Waema is a Professor of Information in the School of Computing and Informatics at the University of Nairobi. He is also currently the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of KENET and has also served as Board Member of the ICT Authority of Kenya. He was founding ICT Director of the University of Nairobi. He holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering (Bath University, UK) and a PhD in Computer Information Systems.

Previous Boards

2015 – 2017

  • Prof John Ssebuwufu – Chairperson (ex oficio)
  • Prof Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman – Deputy Chair
  • Dr Pascal Hoba – CEO (ex oficio)
  • Prof Hellicy Ngambi
  • Ms Josephine Nyiranzeyimana
  • Mr Duncan Greaves
  • Prof Meoli Kashorda
  • Prof Dibungi Kalenda
  • Prof Raft Razafindrakoto

2013 – 2015

  • Prof John Ssebuwufu – Chairperson (ex oficio)
  • Prof Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman – Deputy Chair
  • Eng Dr Francis F. Tusubira – CEO (ex oficio)
  • Dr Boubakar Barry
  • Prof Dibungi Kalenda
  • Mr Duncan Greaves
  • Prof Meoli Kashorda
  • Prof Stephen Simukanga

2011 – 2013

  • Prof Zimani D. Kadzamira – Chairperson (ex oficio)
  • Prof Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman – Deputy Chair
  • Eng Dr Francis F. Tusubira – CEO (ex oficio)
  • Dr Lishan Adam
  • Dr Boubar Barry
  • Prof Dibungi Kalenda
  • Prof Meoli Kashorda
  • Prof John Kondoro
  • Dr Duncan Martin

2009 – 2011

  • Prof Zimani Kadzamira – Chairperson (ex oficio)
  • Dr Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman – Deputy Chair
  • Dr Duncan Martin
  • Prof Meoli Kashorda
  • Mr Steve Song
  • Prof John Kondoro
  • Ms Margaret Ngwira
  • Mr Albert Nsengiyumva
  • Eng Dr Francis Tusubira – CEO (ex oficio)

2007 – 2009

  • Prof Zimani Kadzamira – Chairperson (ex oficio)
  • Mr Albert Nsengiyumva – Deputy Chairperson
  • Eng Victor Kyalo
  • Dr Duncan Martin
  • Dr Jameson Mbale
  • Dr Americo Muchanga
  • Ms Margaret Ngwira
  • Dr Francis Tusubira

Founding Board

  • Eng Victor Kyalo
  • Dr Duncan Martin
  • Mr Albert Nsengiyumva
  • Ms Margaret Ngwira
  • Mr Americo Muchanga
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