Our Team

Board Members

Prof. Mahouton Norbert HOUNKONNOU


Area of Specialization: Mathematics & Physics

Title: Professor

Affiliation(s): – Benin National Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters;
– International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications (ICMPA-UNESCO Chair), University of Abomey-Calavi

Brief Biodata:

Dr. Sc in 1992 from catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou is a full Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic. His works deal with noncommutative and nonlinear mathematics including differential equations, operator theory, coherent states, quantization techniques, orthogonal polynomials, special functions, graph theory, nonassociative algebras, nonlinear systems, noncommutative field theories and geometric methods in Physics.


Vice-President for Policy Review
and Administration

Areas of Specialization: Physical Sciences (Nuclear and high energy physics)

Title: Proffesor

Affiliation(s): Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco

Brief Biodata:

Pr. Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli is a full-time Professor of Physics at the Faculty of Sciences, Mohammed V University in Rabat and a member of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco. She worked as a head of the Laboratory for Nuclear Physics (1996-2017). She was Vice-President for Research, Innovation, Cooperation and Partnership of Mohammed V University (2013 – 2017).

Prof. Oumar SOCK

Vice-President for Resource Mobilization
and Development

Area of Specialization: Medicine and Principal

Title: Professor

Affiliation(s): National Academy of Sciences and Techniques of Senegal (ANSTS)

Brief Biodata:

Mr. OUMAR SOCK is Professor of Analytical Chemistry. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Sciences from Cheikh Anta Diop University (Dakar, Senegal), a Master of Science in Electrochemistry from Louis Pasteur University (1977, Strasbourg, France), a Doctorate 3rd Cycle in Electrochemistry (1979, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg) and a State Doctorate degree in Electrochemistry from University Paris 12 (1986, Paris).


Vice-President for International Relations
and Scientific Affairs

Area of Specialization: Computational Physics

Title: Professor

Affiliation(s): ASSAf

Brief Biodata:

Irvy (Igle) Gledhill holds a BSc and BSc (Hons) from Rhodes University and a PhD in plasma physics from the University of Natal, South Africa. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of California, Los Angeles, on plasma physics, and at Stanford University on Space Shuttle physics.

For 30 years, she specialised in transonic computational fluid dynamics in aeronautics at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa.

Emerita Prof.
Isabella Akyinbah QUAKYI


Area of Specialization: Immunology, Parasitology and Public Health

Title: Emerita Professor

Affiliation(s): Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS)

Brief Biodata:

Emerita Prof. I. A. Quakyi specializes in Immunology, Parasitology and Public Health. University of Ghana (UG). Her research and teaching over the past four decades focused on malaria immunity, immunoparasitology, immunopathology, immunodiagnosis, autoimmunity, molecular immunology and vaccine development.

Dr. Louis Jean
Claude Autrey

Secretary General

Area of Specialization: Biological Sciences

Title: Doctor

Affiliation(s): Chancellor, University of Mauritius

Past President, Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology

Brief Biodata:

BSc (Lond), MSc, PhD, DSc (Exeter), FTWAS, FMAST, FRSB, CBiol
Dr. Jean Claude Autrey is the Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, the General Secretary of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, the Chair of the Board of Directors, Bonsucro (London), Member of the Board of Directors, Mauritius Institute Biotechnology, Chairperson of the MSIRI/MCIA R&D Committee, Chairman ACP Committee on Sugar and its Scientific Advisory Group, Member of Council of the Mauritius Academy of Science and Technology. He has spent most of his career as a researcher on sugarcane and other crops and have served in this area for more than 55 years. He has more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific papers and more than 150 expert reports. He has worked in 22 countries in Africa.
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Past Presidents

Prof. Mostapha BOUSMINA

Immediate Past President

Area of Specialization: Chemical Sciences

Title: Professor

Affiliation(s): Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Morocco

Brief Biodata:

Prof. Bousmina is the current Chancellor of the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology in Morocco and also serves as the President of the Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez the responsible of the Euromed University project. At the request of the Moroccan government, he established the Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology in Rabat in 2008 and serves as its Director General.

Prof. Robin Michael Crewe

President (2010-2013)

Area of Specialization: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Title: Professor

Affiliation(s): African Academy of Science

Brief Biodata:

He is the past President of the Academy of Science of South Africa, was elected the President of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) during the 6th General Assembly of NASAC held in Cape Town in 2010. He took over from Professor Mohamed Hassan who laid a solid foundation for African science academies to work together through this network.

Prof. Mohamed H A Hassan

Founding President

Areas of Specialization: Mathematics and Physics

Title: Prof

Affiliation(s): Sudanese National Academy of Science (SNAS)

Brief Biodata:

Mohamed H A Hassan is President of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Italy and the Sudanese National Academy of Sciences (SNAS), Sudan; Chairman of the Governing Council of the United Nations Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries, Turkey and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for International Development (ZEF), Germany.