Our Board

The AIMS network is governed by the International Board of Directors (IBOD) who serve as the legal parent of the AIMS organization, and of each local entity.  The day-to-day operations of each entity are governed by a local board and management.

Professor Howard Alper

Prof. Howard Alper is currently spearheading the initiative by the Governor General of Canada  (Head of State) to enhance global recognition for Canadian research ...

Mr. Mohammed Gharbi

Former VP and Chief of Staff for three Presidents of the African Development Bank (AfDB), he has an extensive network among donor and development organizations.

Ms Mpule Kwelagobe

Ms Mpule Kwelagobe is the founder and CEO of the MPULE Institute for Endogenous Development, a New York City-based, Africa-focused advocacy and public...

Mr. CheikhTidianeMbaye

Cheikh Tidiane Mbaye is a specialist in the telecommunications sector as the former CEO of Sonatel, the principal telecommunications provider in Sénégal, and former board member of Intelsat Ltd.  Having also held the position of President of the SONATEL Foundation, Mr Mbaye has shown a strong passion for education and especially for increasing access for girls.  As a longtime supporter of AIMS, he is the Chair of the AIMS Sénégal Board of Directors. 

Prof Neil Turok (Chair),

Director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and former Chair of Mathematical Physics, Cambridge University. Prof Turok was the Founder of AIMS and is currently Chair of the AIMS-South Africa Council and Chair of the Board of AIMS-NEI.

Ms Lydie Hakizimana

Lydie Hakizimana is the founder and Managing Director of Drakkar Limited. She has 5 years of business consulting drawn from active practice in different industry with specific reference to marketing and customer needs analysis.

Ms Lucy Quist, CEO Airtel /Ghana

Lucy Quistis the first Ghanaian Female CEO in telecommunications Industryis an international business leader. She is a technology professional who advocates for greater participation of young people in STEM for development. She is a highly sought after public speaker and multiple award winning personality.