Sectoral Advisory Committee
The Sectoral Advisory Committee provides guidance and support to AAI’s operations and programs. With significant professional experience and expertise in targeted interest areas and sectors, each member brings a unique perspective to help strengthen AAI programming and partnerships and support us in achieving excellence as an international organization committed to advancing higher education and skills training in Africa.
The Sectoral Advisory Committee members are:
Afolabi Imoukuede – VTECH (Nigeria)
Afolabi Imoukuede manages a consultancy focused on Vocational & Technical Education. He is currently managing the pilot of the #SkillUp Initiative, a TVET program he developed, with the Lagos State Government under the Lagos State Technical & Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB). He has developed several Technical Training products within the Construction and Engineering sectors. And he has served as the TVE Consultant on the Conceptualization, Development and Implementation of the Dangote Skills Development Centre on Automation & Instrumentation for the Kogi State Government.
Amadi Cisse – Infrastructure (UK)
Amadi Cisse has extensive experience in project development, financial and economic analysis, feasibility studies, transaction advisory and PPP advisory. His primary focus is advising on and structuring multi-stakeholder partnerships that leverage private sector skills and investment in infrastructure, project development and planning, including in the areas of energy, water supply, waste management and transport.
Ernesha Webb Mazinyo – Public Health (South Africa)
Ernesha Webb Mazinyo has more than 20 years international experience in public health policy, planning and practice specifically focused on organizational and program development, monitoring and evaluation, building partnerships and community relations. She currently serves as the Senior Technical Advisor for Health Systems Strengthening at the Foundation for Professional Development providing technical assistance across service delivery, health workforce, strategic information and finance sectors to four districts in Eastern Cape Province. She manages programs with USAID & PEPFAR and mentors and coaches more than 60 managers at the district, sub-district and facility levels.
Ivan Collair – Oil & Gas (South Africa)
Ivan Collair is a retired Exploration Geologist from various Resource companies (Base and Precious Metals, Coal and Diamonds). He worked with Shell over 30 years as an business, strategy and planning analyst, regulatory advisor, and government relations manager in the following business areas: Coal Division, Oil Division, Shell Oil Products Africa, Shell SA Energy and Marketing Divisions, and Shell SA Upstream. Mr. Collair sits on the Board at Chrometco Ltd and is a former board member of South Africa Supplier Development Agency Member of Offshore Petroleum Association of South Africa.
James Kasuyi – Finance & Investments (Kenya)
James Kasuyi returned to the continent 8 years ago after being educated and working in the U.S. for 20 years. He has extensive experience in trade finance, financial capital management, investment advisory, business process, consulting, and operations leadership. He is skilled in operations management, performance evaluation with a focus on troubleshooting to isolate the cause(s) of human and system performance gaps or organizational needs. His network includes members from government institutions, central banks, commercial banks, international Financial Institutions and private sector operators.
Jannie Issacs – VTECH (South Africa)
Jannie Isaacs retired as Principal & CEO of the College of Cape Town in 2013. Mr. Isaacs has been involved in Technical Vocational Education & Training for almost 40 years as an educator, lecturer, manager and head of a college. He serves on the boards of Garden Cities NPC, Western Province High Performance Gymnastics, ASSET – and ACESS Trusts, and serves as Chairperson of the Community Development Foundation (Western Cape), Swiss-South Africa Cooperation Initiative, and Vrolike Vinkies Educare.