Executive Director, SADC
Professor Alain Tschudin is Executive Director of Good Governance Africa (SADC). A registered psychologist with a Ph.D. in Psychology from Natal University, Alain was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, before returning to studies there, completing a M. Phil. in Divinity and a Ph.D. in Ethics. He has broad research and community engagement interests and has worked for universities and NGOs in Africa and Europe, with the European Commission, and as lead consultant for Save the Children and UNICEF in Africa and the Middle-East. He is Honorary Research Associate on the Peacebuilding Programme at Durban University of Technology. He is also a visiting Professor at the WITS School of Governance.
Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu
Executive Director, West Africa
Tina Serwaa Asante-Apeatu is GGA-Accra Centre’s Executive Director. Tina is an accomplished Programme Manager and Facilitator, with a well-built reputation in NGO programme coordination – managing for result/impact. She trained and has a long-standing professional experience in the field of international development, building an extensive career in project design, planning, management, monitoring and evaluation after originally training in office management. Consequently, Tina has attained immense experience in the areas of Political Education, Rule of Law and Citizen Participation; working in multicultural and multilingual contexts in Africa and Europe.
Tina holds Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon and Bachelor of Art (Psychology/Political Science) from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Oladiran (Ola) Bello
Executive Director, Nigeria
Oladiran (Ola) Bello obtained both his MPhil and PhD degrees in International Relations from the University of Cambridge and also holds a First Class BSc degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has worked for organisations including the United Nations (New York) and Management Systems International (Washington DC), Merchant International Group (London) and Arthur Andersen (later KPMG). Dr Ola Bello has more than 10 years of experience in research and policy advisory, including on governance and extractive sector reform; sustainable development; and international development cooperation (including in EU-Africa relations). He spent three years with FRIDE (Spain) managing a donor-funded programme on the EU’s role in managing fragility and resource governance in select African countries. In 2012-2015, he was Head, Governance of Africa’s Resource Programme (GARP) at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and also functioned as head of SAIIA’s Cape Town office. Ola is spearheading GGA’s technical support to Nigerian reform, including delivering ethics training for senior Nigerian judicial officers and change-makers (2017-2019). He’s also working to expand GGA’s role as in-country resource centre for multilateral consultative missions to Nigeria’s ministries and parastatals. These missions include the UNECA/AU mineral sector governance team.