APIF Committee

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The IPA Africa Publishing Innovation Committee is responsible for selecting which applicants will receive grants under the Africa Publishing Innovation Fund. It is made up of senior publishing leaders from Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa, and operates under the leadership of IPA Vice-President, Bodour Al Qasimi.

 Bodour Al Qasimi

Bodour Al Qasimi

Bodour Al Qasimi is the Vice-President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), the CEO and Founder of UAE-based Kalimat Publishing Group, and the Chair of the Africa Publishing Innovation Committee.

Akoss Ofori-Mensah

Akoss Ofori-Mensah

Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Publishers; Member of the Council of Management of African Books Collective, Oxford, UK.

Brian Wafawarowa

Brian Wafawarowa

Chief Content and Product Officer at Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd, Chair of the IPA Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee

Gbadega Adedapo

Gbadega Adedapo

President, Nigerian Publishers Association ; Chairman of Nigeria Book Fair Trust ; CEO Rasmed Publications Limited.

Lawrence Njagi

Lawrence Njagi

Chairman, Kenya Publishers Association; Founder and Managing Director, Mountain Top Publishers (Kenya); Treasurer and board member, African Publishers Network (APNET).

Mohamed Salah Maalej

Mohamed Salah Maalej

General coordinator of Tunisia's International Book Fair ; President of the Arab and International Exhibitions Committee in the Arab Publishers Association; CEO of Kounouz Publishing.