Berhanu Abegaz, Former Executive Director – African Academy of Sciences
Berhanu Abegaz is a chemist by profession with long years of experience in teaching, research, ST&I, policy and Executive leadership. He is working closely with the Au HRST in developing a strategic plan for the pan African University. He is also a member of the African Union High Level Panel on Emerging Technologies. He is the immediate past Executive Director of the African Academy of Sciences who has led the efforts within the Academy in increasing the Fellowship, women Fellows, think-tank and advisory services, and creation of the Agenda-setting and funding platform known as Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA ). Abegaz has served in many organizations such as the UNESCO, ICSU, IOCD and IFS.
Berhanu brings his experience in teaching, research and innovation from across Africa to 10 Academy.