Meet Our Board Members
Victor Bosie-Boateng is an Attorney-at-Law at Immigration Advisory Services DK in Copenhagen and the current Board chairman of AfriCAN. He has vast professional experience as an International Development practitioner in various capacities in Denmark and internationally. Victor holds a Master of Science degree in Development & International Relations from the Aalborg University in Denmark and Graduate Diploma in Law-GDL as well as Master of Law (LLM Law & Legal Practice) from the University of Law, UK. He also has Bachelor of Arts degree in Law & Sociology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology in Ghana. He has also attended Graduate Level courses in Project management at the Maastricht School of Management, Holland. Victor is a PRINCE2 Project Management Certified Practitioner, and speaks English, Danish and French.
Charlie H. Klausen
Charlie Houkjær Klausen has deputy chairperson of AfriCAN since 2020 and has BSc in Anthropology and MSc in International Development & Global Studies. He has worked since 2017 on AfriCAN’s Student Union Empowerment (SUE) program and has been to Ghana multiple times, including monitoring visits for AfriCAN. Charlie has wide experiences in development and civil society organisations in Denmark and is excited to provide guidance and support to AfriCAN and contribute to global justice.
Christian – has Finance background and works as a financial controller at the Danish Trade Union Development Agency. Christian is a founding member of AfriCAN and served on the board as Deputy Chairman and Treasurer over the last six years. He has experience in financial management and ensured the implementation of sound financial policies supports the administrative and financial management of AfriCAN.
Gry Falch is a founding member of AfriCAN and has remained active and served on the board for since the start and as the Board Chairman from 2017 – 2020. Gry has a degree in Development Studies. She has experiences in project management from Danish context and brings on board experiences working with the Student Union Empowerment Project that partnered with national Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and Student Representative Council of the University for Development Studies. The Project was funded by Danida.
Thomas Ansah Sam
Thomas Sam-Ansah. Originally from Ghana, noe based in Copenhagen. MA in Learning and Innovative Change, Aalborg University. Working as HR Clerk at the Ministry of Immigration and Integration. Passion for voluntary work and currently serving as the Chairman of a national organization, FUN (Foreningen for Unge Nydanskere) and the same time serving as the Chairman for a local youth group in a Baptist Church. “
Hanan Lassen Zakaria
Hanan Lassen Zakaria – has development background, and the founder of the Danish Center for African Business (DANCAB). Hanan has worked in areas such as capacity building of universities in different countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia. He is an advocate for Problem Based Learning (PBL) and continue to work for its expansion in African learning institutions and has facilitated knowledge sharing processes between Danish and African Universities and with the Commonwealth of Learning. He is curiosity and open to learn new ways of providing development intervention.
Yusuf M. Khamis
Yusuf M Khamis – has a BA in Political Science and a master’s degree in Middle East Studies. He has worked in different projects with learning institutions such as Århus University and different Professional Colleges. Yusuf is the founder of Aspire Africa which is a consultancy firm that works to transfer Danish know-how within water, energy, and waste management techniques to Africa. His experiences are from east Africa and he looks forward to support AfriCAN especially in his own areas of expertise and to learn new ways of engagements.
Jacqueline Mwenesani is from Zimbabwe and has been living in Denmark for many years. She is the founder of JJM Advokatfirma/ JJM Law Firm. She is also one of the founding members of Dansk-Afrikansk Erhvervsnetværk that offers networking opportunities for people of African descent in Denmark and people whose businesses in Denmark are African-oriented.
In her free time she enjoy reading especially about politics and development in different African countries. As a member of AfriCAN, she uses her expertise in different areas of law and business to improve lives for Africans in Africa.