H. E. Olusegun Obasanjo

Chair of the CoDA Board of Directors

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo served as Nigeria’s head of state twice. Once as a military ruler, from 1976 to 1979, after which he handed power to a democratically elected civilian president-hence becoming the first Military Head of state to transfer power peacefully to a civilian regime in Nigeria and again from 1999 to 2007, as the democratically elected President. Upon leaving office the... Read More

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat

Board Member

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, born on 21 June 1960, the Chadian Minister of Foreign Affair was electe...

Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina

Board Member

Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the 8th elected President of the African Development Bank Group. He w...

Dr. Abdalla Hamdok

Board Member

Dr. Abdalla Hamdok was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as the Acting Executive Secreta...

H.E. Mr. Festus Gontebanye Mogae

Board Member

The Honorable Mr. Mogae, President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008, is Chairman of the Champions fo...

Mr. Abdoulie Janneh

Board Member

Mr. Janneh is Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.  He is a Gambian national who was...

Professor Abdoulaye Bathily

Board Member

Professor Bathily is Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the United Nations...

Professor Jendayi Elizabeth Frazer

Board Member

Jendayi E. Frazer is known worldwide as a policy leader and expert on African Affairs. A member o...

Ambassador Walter Fust

Board Member

Ambassador Fust is Chairman of UNESCO’s International Program for Development of Communication ...

Dr. Frene Ginwala

Board Member

Dr. Ginwala is the Founding Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, where she is currently...

H.E. Newai Gebre-Ab

Board Member

Ato Newai Gebre-Ab is a Chief Economic Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Re...

Mr. Hakim Ben Hammouda

Board Member

Dr. Hakim Ben Hammouda served as the Minister of Economy and Finance under interim Prime Minister...

Dr. Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe

Board Member

Dr. Wandira-Kazibwe, Vice President of Uganda from 1994 to 2003, is the United Nations Secretary-...

Dr. Cheikh Modibo Diarra

Board Member

Dr. Cheikh Modibo DIARRA is a Malian astrophysicist, a specialist in space exploration and a UNES...

H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha

Board Member

Mr. Erastus Mwencha is a Pan Africanist with over thirty years of progressive experience in polic...