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dr. carlos lopes

Professor | Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town & Associate Fellow | Chatham House

Dr Carlos Lopes is Professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape Town and Associate Fellow, Chatham House. He is a member of a dozen Boards, including the Global Commission for Economy and Climate, Kofi Annan Foundation, Graduate Institute of International and Developments Studies in Geneva.

He served the United Nations in several prominent roles, the latest being the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, based in Addis Ababa (2012-2016). He is currently the African Union High Representative for Partnerships with Europe.