Alumni Spotlight

  • Dr. Emmet Dennis

    Learn more about AAI alumnus Dr. Emmet Dennis, President of the University of Liberia, one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Africa.

  • Thandika Mkandawire

    Professor Thandika Mkandawire, Chair and Professor of African Development at the London School of Economics, is an alumnus of AAI’s African Scholarship Program of American Universities (ASPAU).

  • Mohamed Helmy

    AAI alumnus Mohamed Helmy is an Egyptian serial entrepreneur and founder of Progrss, a global data-driven media organization

  • Adeyemi Adewole

    AAI alumnus Adeyemi Adewole is Managing Director and CEO of Adcem Healthcare Limited in Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Mahesh K. Kotecha

    Mahesh K. Kotecha is President and founder of Structured Credit International Corp. (SCIC), a New York-based firm that provides capital markets advisory services to public and private sector financial institutions in Africa and other emerging markets.

  • H.E. Hage Geingob

    H.E. Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia, is an alumnus of The Africa-America Institute (AAI).

  • Sunil Benimadhu

    An alumnus of AAI’s African Graduate Fellowship Program (AFGRAD), Sunil Benimadhu is Chief Executive of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM).

  • Alassane Ouattara

    H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, is a recipient of AAI’s African Graduate Fellowship Program (AFGRAD).

  • Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong

    Dr. Kwaku Ohene-Frempong, a world-renowned authority on sickle cell disease, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director Emeritus at the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

  • Dr. Tralance Addy

    An innovator and engineer, Dr. Tralance Addy, an AAI alumnus, previously served as Executive Director of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies at Stanford University, before retirement.