Leadership and Governance

The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors assists and advises the General Director on the strategic role of the CEDBCAM-RI and its scientific, technical and financial management. The Board of Governors meets at least twice per year and reviews its Charter every three years to ensure that it reflects best governance practices.

Senior One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance Advisor: Prof. Sabiha Yusuf Essack

Senior Implementation Research Advisor: Prof. Gwladys Ngoupaye

Senior Capacity Building and Genomic Advisor: Prof. Stephen Bentley

Senior Drug and Vaccine Discovery Advisor : Dr Ariel Blocker

Partnership and Engagement Lead Advisor: Ms Saffiatou Darboe

The General Director

General Director: Dr Raspail Carrel Founou

The General Director, Dr Raspail Carrel Founou, has overall responsibility for all areas of the CEDBCAM-RI, reporting to the Board of Governors of the institute three times per year.
The Director of Research, Administrative and Finance Director, Communication and Engagement Director, and the ICT Director report directly to the General Director.

Technical Team

Research & Development Director: Dr Luria Leslie Founou

Administrative and Finance Director: Mr Idriss Borel Zangue

Information, Communication, Technology Director: Mr. Kevin Romaric Kadji

Legal advisor: Barrister Stella Nicaise Nguemo

Laboratory coordinator: Ms Aurelia Mbossi

Research assistant: Mr Landry Patrice Koudoum

Research assistant: Mr Davy Dimani

Research assistant: Ms Jessica Zemtsa

Current students


  1. Axelle Djeuna (MSc. Student)
  2. Laethicia Mafo (MSc. Student)
  3. Sephora (MSc. Student)
  4. Omer Nkenkana (MSc. Student)
  5. Chrysilore Maffo (MSc. Student)

Previous students


  1. Helene Kahe (MSc. Student)
  2. Davy Dimani (MSc. Student)
  3. Jessica Zemtsa (MSc. Student)
  4. Albert Essimi (MSc. Student)


  1. Abel Fouloum (MSc. Student)
  2. Yolande Maled (MSc. Student)
  3. Sabrina Azia Karang (MSc. Student)
  4. Edith Fogue (MSc. Student)


  1. Klencia Voyi Poungou (MSc. Student)
Phone: (+237) 694043050
Fax: (+237) 673774022
Biyem-assi, Carrefour Saint Marc
Yaounde, Cameroon