Carlos Lopes

Carlos Lopes is an honorary professor at the Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town. He is a member of the African Union's reform team and was also appointed high representative supporting member states in negotiations with the EU. Lopes has also occupied several leadership positions across the UN system, including policy director for the former UN secretary general Kofi Annan and executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. He is a Visiting Professor at Sciences Po, Paris, and serves on several boards, including Geneva's Graduate Institute.