Aphropean Partners Advisory Council
Staying relevant to Africa’s current affairs, fast-changing industry, cutting-edge technology and sustainable business practices is what makes Aphropean Partners what it is. One of the important ways we do this is through our Advisory Council and consultants.
The Aphropean Partners Advisory Council offers a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields. United by their commitment to sustainable development and global partnership, the council advises Aphropean Partners on business strategy, scientific research, technology advancement, project development and capacity building.
Dr Alain Nkoyock
Alain Nkoyock is a scholar, author, a chief technologist at the United Nations on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He is regarded as an accomplished practitioner in advanced evidence-based tools for law enforcement and anti-corruption recovery agencies.
Dr Nkoyock has received numerous awards and honours following his initiative for economic empowerment. He is a thought leader in the field of disruptive innovation and technology in Africa’s emerging market. Among his significant achievement was the development of various solutions including the goIDM model (Infrastructure for law enforcement agencies), goAML (money laundering solution), goCASE (Case Management solution), goPRS (Public procurement corruption).
As the founder and chairman of Think Tank CABAC, Dr Nkoyock actively mobilises the diaspora to support the socioeconomic development of Africa. He mentors young professionals and consults policymakers and businesses across the globe.
Alain Nkoyock is the author of numerous publications and critically acclaimed books including Diaspora Camerounaise and Problematique de l’informatisation des processus electoraux en Afrique. He is an active member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Prof. DI Günter Koch
Günter Koch is an entrepreneur, a scientist and an internationally renowned software and telecoms expert. He is regarded as one of the most profound leaders of thought and practise in the European national research and technology scene.
His impressive career spans almost 40 years and he has spent most of them in executive management and advisory positions including Adj. Professor at the Institute for Interactive Systems and Data Science, Graz University of Technology; Managing Director of the Central European Institute of Technology; Former CEO of the Austrian Institute of Technology (then known as the Austrian Research Centers).
In addition, Prof. Koch lends his talents as the General Secretary of The New Club of Paris, an association engaged in supporting the transition of the “Information Society” into a “Knowledge Society”.
Furthermore, Günter Koch is the President of the Austrian Association for Research in IT (AARIT), Chairman and Partner of execupery, an enabler in technology and research management with a special focus in IT & Software Engineering, and also Partner of KM-A, Austria’s leading knowledge management group.
As a passionate Gallerist and Art Curator, Prof.Koch manages and oversees his Vienna-based Galerie KoKo.
Rita Okechukwu, ITIL Prince2 COBIT, PgCert, MBA
Rita Okechukwu is a highly regarded Network Infrastructure Engineer and currently serves the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO).
Among her significant achievements are the multi-million US$ project of implementing a tiered and scalable Storage Area Network, biometric security access control and ITIL-based Incident Management System infrastructure.
Previously serving as the Vice-Chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDOE) Europe, Austrian chapter, Mrs Okechukwu contributed to the national development of Nigeria through several projects.
In her spare time, she continues to mentor young professionals and advises NGOs on peace building and conflict resolutions.
MMag. Dr Andreas Brandner
Andreas Brandner is the founder and CEO of KM-A, Austria’s leading knowledge management group. He is a coach, consultant and researcher in the field of Knowledge Management. His expertise spans across Knowledge Politics, Knowledge Management strategies and implementation as well as knowledge networking with social media.
Dr Brandner is the brainchild behind Agenda Knowledge for Development, an initiative aimed at building a global knowledge partnership for the development of a peaceful, wealthy, inclusive and sustainable world. He is the initiator of the Vienna.Knowledge.City and a member of the New Club of Paris.
KM-A is a collaborating partner of Aphropean and offers a unique, practice-oriented training programme in Knowledge Management for international organisations and SMEs to foster innovation and drive a systematic approach to identifying, acquiring, capturing, transforming, developing, disseminating, using, sharing and preserving knowledge.