The Nelson Mandela Institution (NMI) is a nonstock, non-profit corporation established in June 2005 under the State of Delaware General Corporation Law. NMI is engaged in the development and promotion of education in science, technology and related fields in Sub Sahara Africa through the establishment of African Institutes of Science and Technology.
NMI’S main governing body is the Board which meets at least bi-annually. The members of the Board of Directors have such powers, duties and responsibilities as set forth in the bylaws of the corporation. The Board is responsible for setting the overall direction of NMI.
The Board is made up of members appointed for their experience and expertise. NMI Board currently comprises four members and is chaired by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria. Senior officers of the corporation are appointed with the approval of the Board of Directors.
NMI is led by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Bonaventure Mbida-Essama. The CEO of the corporation can preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors in the absence of the Chairman and Vice Chairman.