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 (2015 - 2017)  |  Previous Boards

Professor John Ssebuwufu - Chairperson

Professor John Ssebuwufu was appointed Chairperson of the UbuntuNet Alliance on 1 st November 2013. Prior to his appointment, he served as Director of Research Programmes at the Association of African Universities (AAU) in Ghana. Before his appointment at AAU, Professor Ssebuwufu served in various positions, including that of Vice Chancellor of  Makerere University in Uganda from 1993 to 2004. He is a member of several international Committees and Boards, including the World Bank Millennium Science Initiative where he acts as one of the Technical Experts for Uganda. He is also the Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors at CITIBANK (Uganda) Ltd; a subsidiary of Citigroup New York


Dr. Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman - Vice Chairperson

Dr. Iman  Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Digital Signal Processing, at the University of Khartoum (UofK) in Sudan.  She is the Founding CEO of the Sudanese Research and Education Network SudREN, the NREN of Sudan. Dr. Abdelrahman received her B. Sc. Hons in Electronics and Telecommunication from Cairo University in Egypt, and her  Ph.D. and M. Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Khartoum. She previously headed the Directorate of Information and Communication Technology in the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. She has been on the Board of the Alliance since 2009.


Dr. Pascal Hoba - Chief Executive Officer

Dr Pacsal Hoba was appointed as the CEO of the UbuntuNet Alliance from 1st January 2015. Before his appointment, he served as the Director of Knowledge Management Information and Communications at the Association of African University (AAU) since 2005. A  graduated in business law from Law school of Aix en Provence, France, Dr Hoba  also holds a Masters Degree and PhD in Scientific and Technical Information from the University of Marseilles in France where he also worked as Lecturer in Information Communication from between 1999 and 2005.

Professor Hellicy Ngambi

Prof. Hellicy Ngambi is the Vive Chancellor at Mulungushi University in Zambia. She chairs the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges (ZAPUC) which she initiated and she is also the Chairperson of the Zambia Research and Education Network Board (ZAMREN). Prof Ngambi 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.


Mr. Duncan Greaves

Duncan Greaves is the Chief Executive Officer of TENET, the South African National Research and Education Network. He joined TENET in 2003 and worked in various positions including being the Executive Officer: REN Services and Public Relations and Executive Officer Capacity Development Programmes before appointed as the CEO. He has a Masters Degree in Political Science which he obtained from University of Natal, Durban.


Professor Dibungi Kalenda

Professor Kalenda holds a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences and is a Professor and conducts research on medicinal plants at the University of Kinshasa in DRC. He is also the Chief of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy and Coordinator of Eb@le, the Congolese, a National Research and Education Network from 2007 to date. He has been on the Board of the Alliance since 2009.

Professor Meoli Kashorda

Professor Kashorda is the Executive Director of Kenya Education Network (KENET) and Professor of Information Systems at the School of Science and Technology of the United States International University in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a PhD in Electronic Systems Engineering from the University of Essex. He has been on the Board of the Alliance from 2008. He is a Member and Kenya Representative of COMESA Innovation Council. His affiliations include Membership of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (MIEEE) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET).


Ms Josephine Nyiranzeyimana

Josephine Nyiranzeyimana holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU-R) in Rwanda and a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Rwanda. She is currently working as the Education Support Manager at Intel Corporation supporting the Rwandan Ministry of Education on the ICT for Education project, a blueprint to incorporating technology in the Rwandan education system.


Professor  Raft Razafindrakoto 

Professor Raft Nocolas 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.


The current Management Board was elected for a 2 year term at the 9th Annual General Meeting of Members, which was held in Lilongwe, Malawi on 27th March.