An International Relations graduate from Catherine’s University in the United States, Carmen teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership as part of the Leadership Core at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
Faculty and Academic Leadership
A Communication and Global Studies graduate from Nebraska Wesleyan in the United States, Cassandra teaches Communication for Impact as part of the Leadership Core at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
A graduate in Animal Science from Obafemi Awolowo in Nigeria, Demilade teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership as part of the Leadership Core at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
A graduate of Ashesi University in Ghana, Edward is passionate about educating others on the power of data and its ability to provide insights into our daily lives. Before joining ALU as a Data and Decisions facilitator, he had worked for the African market research company, Asoko Insight, and Ashesi University as a faculty intern. He now works in our Registrar’s Office as our Student Data Lead.
Dr. Emmanuel O. Nuesiri
Emmanuel is a social development expert, with strong interests in the links between culture, politics, economics, environment and development, with a bachelors degree from Cameroon, a masters degree from Cambridge and doctorate from Oxford. He has teaching and research experience from England, Germany, USA, and over a dozen African countries, and is a member of the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and a resource person for the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA). He is the co-author of ‘Improving governance of pastoral lands’ published by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, French, and Russian. Fun facts about him are that he is a science fiction movie addict and enjoys going on long walks on a regular basis.
An Anthropology doctoral from Stanford University and a Master of Science in Forced Migration from Oxford University, Jess teaches Sociology, African Studies, and leads the Decoloniality Reading Group at ALU’s campus in Mauritius.
An African Studies, Political Science, and Arabic graduate from Middlebury College in the United States, Julia teaches Entrepreneural Leadership at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
An International Relations graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in the United States, Kevin is the Language Support Programme Coordinator and its Lead Faculty at ALU’s Rwanda campus.
Marta F. Patallo
An Anthropology doctoral from the Universidade Federal Fluminense, Marta teaches Crime and Society as part of the Social Sciences degree programme at ALU’s campus in Mauritius.
Mehdi Oulmakki is a Computer Science Faculty member in the Rwanda campus. He was born and raised in Morocco which he left when he joined the inaugural class of the African Leadership Academy in South Africa. He later earned a bachelor in computer science from Dartmouth College. Before coming to ALU he worked as a software engineer with Amazon.com building and supporting tools that allowed our hundreds of thousands of employees to access documentation and support to perform their role better. Mehdi is about promoting and improving technical education, and making sure that African students, developers in particular, are put on the global map. He is motivated by spending time with focused groups of students, and supporting their projects.
Michael Gebre Yntiso
A graduate of ALU’s inaugural Fellow Programme, Michael teaches Data and Decisions as part of the Leadership Core at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
An MBA graduate from IESE Business School, Spain, Nachula teaches Management Issues and Concepts, Contemporary Cultural Challenges in International Business, and International Business Strategy at ALU’s campus in Mauritius.
Priscilla Bretuo has an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE), UK and an MPhil and BA in Political Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. She is also a scholar of the
LSE Programme for African Leadership (PfAL). Her research interests span the area of development theory and policy, education reform and development, and Political economy of development in Africa. She has previously worked in academic
institutions in Ghana both in administrative and teaching capacity and is also a writer and editor for Future African Forum, an organization focused on development and policy in Africa. Priscilla teaches Sociology and Politics at ALU’s campus in Mauritius.
Rushika Jayprakash Pattni
An Economics and History of Science graduate from Yale University in the United States, Rushika teaches Projects as part of the Leadership Core at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
An English Language and Literature graduate from Bryn Mawr College in the United States, Sila is a Communication for Impact faculty member at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.
A PhD, MRes, and BSc graduate of the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Stephen teaches Computing at ALU’s campus in Mauritius.
Tofik, a member of the Communication for Impact team, graduated from South Bank University London with a degree in Business Information Technology. He is an Associate Fellow of Higher Education with a Post Experience Certificate in Supporting Learning and Student Engagement.Tofik discovered his passion for education and teaching while working as a Performance Analyst for American Express. Soon, he pursued his interest in languages by joining a language exchange program and teaching English to international students. During this time he obtained the TEFL qualification, which allowed him to teach English as a second language globally. What started as a side project became a passion, which has taken him across the globe from England to South Korea, Mauritius, and now Rwanda.
An Accounting graduate from the University of Abuja, Tolu teaches Entrepreneurial Leadership at ALU’s campus in Mauritius.
Wilhelmina Efua Zwennes
A graduate in Physics of Clark University in the United States, Wilhelmina is a Data and Decisions faculty member at ALU’s campus in Rwanda.