Prof. Mwape Bonard, Ph. D.

Professor of public sector management. He is the trapca Board Chairman and the Director General of the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI). His specific areas of management development expertise include policy and public sector management, human resources management and leadership skills development. Prof. Mwape holds a Ph. D from Pittsburgh, USA.

H.E Mr. Erastus Mwencha

Former Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission and former Secretary-General of the common market. He holds an M.A Economics from York University in Canada; B.A Honors in Economics from the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Mr. Mwencha has been closely associated with the development of COMESA and its predecessor the Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa right from its inception. Mr. Mwencha was particularly instrumental in the establishment of some COMESA‘s specialized institutions: i.e the Court of Justice, the Clearing House, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank), the PTA Reinsurance Company (ZEPRE) and the Leather and Leather Products Institute. He served as the Interim Managing Director and CEO of a more recent COMESA specialized institution: The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI-ACA), launched in 2001. He has also been involved in WTO and EPA negotiations.

John Majo

John Majo is the Manager, Finance and Administration for ESAMI.  He holds an MBA from ESAMI/Maastricht University and is a Chartered Public Accountant and a member of the Institute of the Certified Public Accountants of Tanzania.  He has technical competence in financial planning and budget development and management of training programs.

Hans Falck

Hans Falck holds a doctorate in economics from Lund University and works as Senior lecturer in economics at Lund University. He has published on development economics and Africa.

Designation: Professor of International Economics, Academic Director (ex- officio member)

Kiuluku Peter

An international business consultant with specialist skills in corporate strategy and marketing. He previously managed the Global Leadership and Management Sustainability Programme and was Manager, Marketing and Business Development at ESAMI. He holds an MBA in Strategic Management from ESAMI and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in business administration with Maastricht School of Management.

Designation: Executive Director (ex- officio member)

Dr. Joy Kategekwa

Currently working with the UNCTAD as Head, Regional Office for Africa, and previously with the World Trade Organization’s Development Division.  She holds a PhD in law from the University of Bern. Her research interests are in trade and development aspects of WTO rules and trade in services. She has published widely on trade and development law and policy issues as well as on developing country and LDC interests in trade in services.

Ms. Bridget Chilala

Ms. Chilala is an Economist with Trade Law and has more than 33 years working experience specialising in trade policy, trade facilitation, trade negotiations, international cooperation, regional integration, and export development and promotion.

At the WTO, Ms. Chilala is Director for the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC). She is responsible for ensuring effective coordination of WTO-related technical assistance and training. The WTO’s Trade-Related Technical Assistance (TRTA) is geared towards sustainable trade capacity building in beneficiary countries. She ensures that appropriate resources are available to facilitate the effective implementation of the Technical Assistance activities.