The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is Africa’s first network of centers of excellence in mathematical sciences. They enable the continent’s youth to shape the continent’s future through Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education- training Africa’s next generation of leaders.
Roméo Essou, who is part of this year’s graduating EMBA McGill-HEC Montréal class, has recently been promoted to Vice President and Chief Programs Officer at AIMS, and he very much looks forward to continuing to advance the goals of the organization in order to contribute to Africa’s development.
His new role will have him taking care of external relationships, fundraising and program strategic leadership and management. He will also provide support to the president and CEO, as well as the International Board of Directors at AIMS.
Having recently finished his EMBA journey, Roméo believes that: ‘Taking the program has definitely added to my skillset and has highly contributed to my promotion. The EMBA provided me with the tools any modern executive requires in order to further advance their organization.’ He concludes: ‘Additionally, it gave me a deeper insight into executive roles and their responsibilities’.
Roméo was a recipient of one of the EMBA McGill-HEC’s scholarships for managers working in non-profit organization.