Carlos Lopes

University of Cape Town

    Dr. Carlos Lopes is a professor in the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town, an associate professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and an associate fellow in the Africa Programme and Chatham House. Dr. Lopes has held several leadership positions across the UN system, including policy director for Secretary-General Kofi Annan and executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. He was appointed African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe in 2018 and a member of the African Union Reform Team led by President Paul Kagame in 2017. Dr. Lopes is a member of the Global Advisory Board of the African Leadership Institute and Chair of the African Climate Foundation.