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Executive Team

ASI Executive Team

While the African Scientific Institute (ASI) prides itself in using the most qualified persons to work on its projects, the individuals listed here have been with us for more than thirty years.

  • Lee O. Cherry – Board Member, ASI President and CEO
  • Eddie Neal, Ph.D. – Board Member
  • Lisa Cain, Ph.D. – ASI Representative for Gulf Region, USA
  • James L. Hope – ASI Representative for Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, USA and International Advisor
  • Carlos Kimathi – ASI Public Relations Advisor and Director of ASI’s Ghana NGO
  • Rodney L. Maxwell – Treasurer
  • Bill Harris – Executive Secretary
  • Tope Adewusi – Board Member

South Africa

  • H.E. Dr. Mosibudi Mangena, South Africa’s first Minister of Science and Technology and ASI-SA, NPC Board Member MOSIBUDI
  • Dr. Stranger Kgamphe, ASI-SA, NPC Board Member
  • James L. Hope, ASI-SA, NPC Board Member


  • Justin Ahanhanzo – ASI Executive Vice President
  • Tumenta F. Kennedy – ASI Representative for Germany

ASI International Advisors

  • Amb. Donald McHenry – past U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Percy Wilson – former vice president, Government Affairs, Coca-Cola Company; President of the Association of Black Professionals in International Affairs (BPIA)
  • H.E. Dr. Motsoko Pheko – Member of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
  • Amb., Dr. Erieka Bennett – Founder and Head of Mission, Diaspora African Forum (DAF); Vice Chairperson, African Communications Agency