Officials and Administration

The operations, structure and administration of EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide / Euclid University) are defined by the multilateral intergovernmental agreements which include the EUCLID Statutes referenced in Article III of the Charta.The administrative organs includes:

  • An Executive Board headed by the Secretary General
  • A Governing Board with all the national coordinators / points of contact
  • An Oversight Council entrusted with statutory governance
  • An Advisory Board called up to provide expertise to the organization.

STAFF INFORMATION / OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHIES

More information about the late Ambassador De Brum (+03/2011), first EUCLID High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors

THE HIGH STEWARDS (IN OFFICE)
Ambassador Juan Avila (since 1/2015)
Position: High Steward
Note: Dr Juan Avila holds the rank of Ambassador (which is distinct from that of Permanent Representative) at the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic to the United Nations
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: Dominican Republic Biography |
Prime Minister Faustin Touadéra (since 08/2014)
Position: High Steward
Note: Prof Touadera is the former Rector of the University of Bangui who served as Prime Minister of the Central African Republic between 2008 and 2012.
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: Central African Republic Biography | Role in EUCLID history / timeline
THE HIGH STEWARDS (PAST AND EMERITUS)
Ambassador Herménégilde Niyonzima (since 12/2012)
Position: Institutional High Steward
Note: Ambassador Niyonzima served as ambassador of Burundi to the United Nations until 2014.
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: Burundi Biography | Letter of Acceptance
Ambassador Roubani Kaambi (12/2012-05/2014)
Position: Diplomatic High Steward
Note: Ambassador Kaambi served as ambassador of the Comoros to the United Nations and United States until 2014.
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: Comoros Biography | Letter of Acceptance
Ambassador Mohamed Toihiri (12/2012-05/2014)
Position: High Steward Emeritus, Special Representative in Paris
Note: Ambassador Toihiri previously served as ambassador of the Comoros to the United Nations and United States.
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: Comoros Biography | Letter of Acceptance
SECRETARY-GENERAL, SRSGs, ASGs, and Heads of Mission
Syed Zahid Ali
Position: Secretary-General, OC Member
Organ: Executive Board, Board of Advisors ex-officio
Citizenship: Pakistan Biography | Photos at official events
Robin van Puyenbroeck
Position: Special Representative of the Secretary-General, New York, with rank of Under Secretary-General
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: Belgium Biography | Photos at official events
I. N. de Montfort
Position: Assistant Secretary General, PMs in New York
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: Sri Lanka Biography | Photos at official events
Chad D’Amore
Position: Assistant Secretary-General (Emeritus)
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: United States Biography | Photos at official events
Nausheen Wasi
Position: Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the SG
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: Pakistan Biography
Mark Scully
Position: Assistant Secretary-General for International Legal Affairs
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: Australia Biography
Nicolas Badaoui
Position: Head of Mission to Lebanon and to the Arab League
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: Lebanon Biography
Farhan Azhar
Position: Special Representative, United Kingdom
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: Pakistan Biography
GAMBIA HEADQUARTERS OPERATIONS
Isatou Mahmoud
Position: HQ Assistant
Organ: N/A
Citizenship: Gambia Biographical highlights:
Mohammed Loum
Position: Director, DAO
Organ: (Attached to Ministry of Finance)
Citizenship: Gambia Biography
Yankuba Ceesay
Position: Director, DIGR
Organ: (Attached to Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Citizenship: Gambia Biography
INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS, ACADEMICS and INTERNAL OVERSIGHT
Habte Ogbazion
Position: Assistant to the Director of Admissions and Operations
Organ: N/A
Citizenship: Eritrea Biography
Laurent Cleenewerck
Position: International Faculty Coordinator, OC Member
Organ: Oversight Council
Citizenship: France Biography Site
Brigitte Bru
Position: International Curriculum Consultant, OC Member
Organ: Oversight Council
Citizenship: France Biography
Mokhtar Boye
Position: Special Assistant to the SG, Communications
Organ: Executive Board
Citizenship: Mauritania Biography | Photos at official events
Colin Evans
Position: Commissioner
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: United Kingdom Biography | Photos at official events
Ghebrehiwet B. Ghebremedhin
Position: Curriculum and Social Media Specialist
Organ: N/A
Citizenship: Eritrea Biography
Darren Evans
Position: Commissioner
Organ: Board of Advisors
Citizenship: United Kingdom Biography
HEADQUARTERS AND EXTERNAL OVERSIGHT

EUCLID Headquarters Gambia
HQ Offices: Banjul, Gambia (with diplomatic status)

map of gambia from space

brusubi area

EUCLID headquarters photo

HISTORIC BANGUI HEADQUARTERS AND EXTERNAL OVERSIGHT
EUCLID Headquarters Operations Senior Management
HQ Offices: “Petroca” Tower, Avenue des Martyrs
5th floor, Suite 519 (as allocated by government)
Primature Bangui
Apollinaire Molaye (AUF)
Position: Focal Point
Organ: Governing Board Letter of Appointment
Dr. Guy-Florent Ankoguy-Mpoko (Prime Minister’s Office)
Position: Academic Coordinator | Biography
Organ: Board of Advisors Letter of Appointment
SELECT NATIONAL POINTS OF CONTACT / GOVERNING BOARD
Paulin Djakpo (Civil Administration, Benin)
Position: National Point of Contact: Benin
Organ: Governing Board Letter of Appointment by the Government of Benin
Amb. Balthazar Habonimana (Foreign Affairs Ministry, Burundi)
Position: National Point of Contact: Burundi
Organ: Governing Board Letter of Appointment by the Government of Burundi
Apollinaire Molaye (AUF)
Position: National Point of Contact: Central African Republic (HQ)
Organ: Governing Board Letter of Appointment by the Government of the Central African Republic
Counsellor Mohamed El-Marouf (Permanent Mission of the Comoros)
Position: National Point of Contact: Comoros
Organ: Governing Board Link
Ambassador Hanna Simon (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Eritrea)
Position: National Point of Contact: Eritrea
Organ: Governing Board Biography
Momodou K. Touray (Ministry of Higher Education, Gambia)
Position: National Point of Contact: Gambia
Organ: Governing Board Link | Letter of Appointment
Permanent Secretary Luis De Shong (Government of SVG)
Position: National Point of Contact: St Vincent and the Grenadines
Organ: Governing Board Link
Djibril Sylla (City of Dakar)
Position: National Point of Contact: Senegal
Organ: Governing Board Link
Counsellor Victoria Sulimani (Permanent Mission of Sierra Leone)
Position: National Point of Contact: Sierra Leone
Organ: Governing Board Link
Dr Edmundo Viegas (Government of Timor Leste)
Position: National Point of Contact: Timor-Leste
Organ: Governing Board Link
Ambassador Juliet Kalema (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Uganda)
Position: National Point of Contact: Uganda
Organ: Governing Board Link
John Kaltau (MOE Scholarship Officer)
Position: National Point of Contact: Vanuatu
Organ: Governing Board Link
OTHER OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVES
Agung Sidayu: Timor-Leste (and (Indonesia)
Position: Official Representative: Timor-Leste
Organ: Governing Board Instrument of Authorization – Timor-Leste
OFFICES AND POINTS OF CONTACT
Syed Zahid Ali / Office of the Secretary General
Type: Staffed Office55, First Floor, Four Square Mall, 21-A Block-2, PECHS
Karachi
Pakistan
Tel : +92 (21) 452-8194 | Fax : +92 (21) 452-8195
Office of the High Steward (Diplomatic)
(Ambassador Juan Avila)
Type: Staffed office336 East 45th Street, 12th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel : +1 (212) 499-0001 | Fax : +1 (212) 499-0006
Office of the Under Secretary-General
(Robin van Puyenbroeck)
Type: Executive officec/o 866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 418
New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel : +1 (212) 750-1637 | Fax : +1 (212) 750-1657
Liaison Office to the Diplomatic Missions of the EUCLID Participating States
Type: Executive Office | More information1250 24th St. NW #300
Washington DC 20037 USA
Tel.: +1 (202) 263-3628 Fax: +1 (202) 466-0502
Statutory Office
Type: Executive OfficeMC-Square Building, Lambroekstraat 5A
1831 Diegem-Brussels
Belgium / Belgique
Discontinued 12/2012 post LOT3 completion
Tel.: +32 2 706-5660 | Fax: +32 2 706-5660
ULIBE Liaison
Type: ULI Offices and classroomsRue Defacqz, #78
1060 Bruxelles / Brussels
Belgium / Belgique
Tel.: +32 2 706-5660 | Fax: +32 2 706-5660
Statutory Headquarters
Type: Headquarters with Diplomatic and Academic StatusEUCLID Headquarters
Brusubi Centerpoint AU Highway (LG building, 2nd floor offices)
PO Box 1571
Greater Banjul Area
Republic of The Gambia
Tel. : +220 71 55 512 and Fax: +220 377 3464
Historic Headquarters
Type: Special Office with standing HQ accordEUCLID HQ Office for CB&R
(in the Prime Minister’s office complex, Tour Petroca)
Primature, 5th floor (5eme etage), #519, BP 157
Bangui
Central African Republic
Tel.: +236 21 61 59 23