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.

OFFICIAL / STAFF INFORMATION

THE HIGH STEWARDS (IN OFFICE)
Ambassador Juan Avila (since 1/2015)
Position: High Steward (Diplomatic)
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 |
President Faustin Touadéra (since 08/2014)
Position: High Steward (“Président d’Honneur”)
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. He is the current President and Head of the State of the Central African Republic.
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
More information about the late Ambassador De Brum (+03/2011), first EUCLID High Steward and Chairman of the Board of Advisors

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
Mohammed Loum
Position: HQ Director
Organ: HQ
Citizenship: Gambia Biography
Yankuba Ceesay
Position: Liaison (currently on leave for foreign assignment)
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