Administration

CJPA’s governance structure is comprised of the Governing Council, the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council. The organization is headed by its president, Prof. Mpoy-Kamulayi, L. T.

 

Governing Council

Prof. Dr. L. T. Mpoy-Kamulayi, President and Chief Executive Officer

HE Dr. Faida Mitifu, Vice President

Mr. Stephen C. Schott, Esq., Treasurer

Ms. Thérèse Muleka Mubikayi, Managing Director

Staff Members

Mr. Tshilunga K. Mpoy, Communications & Public Relations Officer

 
 

Board of Directors

Dr. Callisto Enias Madavo, Chairman

Prof. Dr. L. T. Mpoy-Kamulayi

Dr. Faida Mitifu

Mr. Stephen C. Schott, Esq.

Ms. Thérèse Muleka Mubikayi

Mr. Edward Nwachi, JD, CRM

Ms. Alero Barlow, Esq.

Ms. Andrea James

 

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 Bios

 
Mpoy-Kamulayi

Prof. Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi, L. T.

Prof. Dr. Mpoy-Kamulayi, L. T., President/CEO

Prof. Mpoy-Kamulayi started his efforts to establish the Coalition for Peace and Justice in Africa (CJPA) in June 2000 while he was serving as a Lead Counsel in the World Bank’s Legal Department where he initiated and heralded the organization of the All-Africa Conference on Law, Justice and Development. The Conference adopted the Abuja Declaration on Law, Justice and Development in Africa. After more than a decade of perseverance, his efforts culminated with incorporation of the Coalition of African Jurists (CAJ) in the District of Columbia in 2013. CAJ was renamed as CJPA in 2015.

Prof. Mpoy-Kamulayi has championed the cause of law, justice and Peace in Africa throughout his diversified legal career since  1974. He worked with prominent international law firms in Brussels, Belgium, including Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and De Bandt Van Hecke & Lagae. He joined the World Bank’s Legal Department in 1984 and retired from there in 2012. He returned to private practice as an international attorney in 2012 with Schott Johnson LLP and to legal research and teaching at the University of Kinshasa (his alma mater); he currently teaches financial and banking law. Read full bio.

 
Dr. Callisto Enias Madavo

Dr. Callisto Enias Madavo

Prof. Dr. Callisto Enias Madavo, Chairman of the Board

Prof. Dr. Callisto Enias Madavo is a Visiting Professor to the African Studies Program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Prior to joining the University, he held numerous senior level positions at the World Bank, including Regional Vice President for the Africa Region, Country Director for East Asia, and Country Director for East Africa. He retired from the World Bank after a rewarding career spanning 35 years.

Prof. Madavo has extensive experience in development work in a wide range of country program issues as well as sectoral matters, including urbanization (housing and transport), in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Read full bio.

 

HE. Dr. Faida Mitifu, Vice-President [Bio coming soon]

 

Ms. Andrea James, Secretary [Bio coming soon]

 
Mr. Stephen C. Schott

Mr. Stephen C. Schott

Mr. Stephen C. Schott, Treasurer

Mr. Stephen C. Schott is the expert for international infrastructure and development projects at Schott Johnson. He is an attorney with a storied career and a deep understanding of international development issues, with a special focus on Africa. As a former World Bank regional Division Chief and Adviser on aid coordination and co-financing, Stephen has been in private international practice since 1987. His long experience working on project financing in Africa is complemented by a private sector specialization in privatization.

Stephen is also a resident expert on World Bank and IMF Administrative Law and specializes as well in International Law and International Organization Administrative Law, private power development, project and corporate finance, international arbitration, and World Bank Group relations. Read full bio.

 
Ms. Theresa Muleka Mubikayi

Ms. Theresa Muleka Mubikayi

Ms. Thérèse Muleka Mubikayi, Managing Director

Ms. Thérèse Muleka Mubikayi is a founding member of the CJPA. She has provided constant support and assistance to her husband over more than two decades in his endeavors to advance the cause of law and justice across Africa. She now serves as the CJPA’s Managing Director.

She studied law at the Facultés Universitaires Saint Louis and at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. When her family moved to the US in 1983, she devoted her time and energy to raising her family of 4 children. In 1988, Thérèse resumed her university studies and received her B.A. degree in business administration in 1997. She worked on a full time basis until she moved to Abuja, Nigeria in 2008 to join her husband on his international assignment in the World Bank Nigeria country office.

In 1992, Thérèse participated in a seminar organized by the World Bank under her husband’s leadership in Conakry, Guinea on the role of justice in fostering economic development. Read full bio.

 
Ms. Alero Ogbemi-Barlow

Ms. Alero Ogbemi-Barlow

Ms. Alero M.E Ogbemi-Barlow, Board Member

Alero M.E Ogbemi-Barlow attended the prestigious Queens College, Yaba, Lagos and The Ladies’ College, Cheltenham in the United Kingdom.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in Law and Politics from Hull University, United Kingdom and a post graduate Certificate of Law from Buckingham University. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985 and is registered as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

During her thirty three years of law practice, she established Alero M.E. Barlow & Co., Walcot Properties Limited, WPL Investment Limited, Walcot Arts Foundation for Youth Empowerment(WAFY) amongst others. Ms. Ogbemi-Barlow has been involved in Pan African legal and judicial reform issues. She was appointed by the World Bank as a member of the Technical Committee for the All Africa Conference on Law, Justice and Development. She was part of the team whose work resulted in the success of the All African Conference on Law Justice and Development held in Abuja, Nigeria in 2003. Read full bio.

 
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Edward Nwachi

Mr. Edward Nwachi, Board Member

Edward Nwachi is the founder and president of EON Group International. He is a graduate of the University of Benin, Nigeria and the George Washington University Law School, Washington DC.

Prior to founding EON Group, Mr. Nwachi was an information management practitioner at Preston Gates Ellis (AM 100 law firm) which later merged with and became K&L Gates. He left K&L Gates to join Huron Consulting Group’s Legal Consulting unit where he focused on providing information management advice and solutions to multinational corporations including Fortune 500 companies. Read full bio.

Ms. Andrea James, Board Member [Bio coming soon]