Ms Lula Gebreyesus
Ms Lula Gebreyesus, who holds the degree of B.Sc. Business Administration, is the co-founder of AIPA.
In 1991 she
and Professor Nomvete jointly selected and commissioned the team of leading economists who formulated AIPA’s research programme on economic democratisation.
Her main responsibility is to identify, direct and manage AIPA’s research projects and complementary activities, and to this end she liaises with government departments, NGOs, economic research institutes and universities within and beyond South Africa.
Ms Gebreyesus has considerable international experience, including sixteen years with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and eight years with the Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern African States (COMESA).
She is the Secretary of the Association of Vice Chancellors of South African Historically Disadvantaged Tertiary Institutions (ASAHDI), (17 in number) and member of Board of Directors of several Institutions and companies.