Africa Advisory Board

The Africa Advisory Board brings together business people, entrepreneurs, public servants, academic leaders, and cultural figures to advise the Center for African Studies as we chart a course for engagement across Africa. Africa Advisory Board members help to determine the Center’s research priorities and advise on policy relevance at annual meetings of the Board. Board members also serve as ambassadors for the Center and assist in shaping the field of African Studies, intellectually and institutionally.


Sangu Delle

Co-Chair, Harvard University Center for African Studies Leadership Council
Co-founder and CEO of Golden Palm Investments
Kayode Ogunro

Kayode Ogunro

Co-Chair, Harvard University Center for African Studies Leadership Council
Managing Partner, Aion Holdings

Ilesanmi Adesida

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

K.Y. Amoako

President and Founder
African Center for Economic Transformation
Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer

Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Harvard University)
Chief Strategist and Co-Founder, Partners In Health

Kola Karim

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Shoreline Natural Resources

Gavin Rajah

Creative Director, Gavin Rajah Atelier
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador