African Academy of Sciences names Dr Tom Kariuki Interim Executive Director -
17 March 2017
The Governing Council of the African Academy of Science (AAS) has appointed Dr Tom Kariuki as Interim Executive Director, to serve from 7 March 2017 until a new Executive Director is selected.
Dr Kariuki is an immunologist of distinction, Fellow of the AAS and one who has served as AAS Treasurer from 2013-2014 prior to assuming his position as the Director of the AAS/NEPAD Agency’s agenda setting and funding platform – Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA). Dr. Kariuki’s appointment follows the departure of Professor Berhanu Abegaz who was at the helm of the Academy for six years until his contract ended on 6 March 2017. Read more