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 is led by IPA President, Bodour Al Qasimi.
Bodour Al Qasimi
Bodour Al Qasimi is the 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.
Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Publishers; Member of the Council of Management of African Books Collective, Oxford, UK.
Chief Content and Product Officer at Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd, Chair of the IPA Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee
Chairman of Nigeria Book Fair Trust ; CEO Rasmed Publications Limited.
Chairman, Kenya Publishers Association; Founder and Managing Director, Mountain Top Publishers (Kenya); Treasurer and board member, African Publishers Network (APNET).
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.