Honorary professor, University of Cape Town
Dr Lopes is former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). With a distinguished career at the United Nations, he has occupied various prominent positions such as Political Director for Secretary General Kofi Annan. He began his career as an academic in the field of development and has authored more than 20 books. He is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Oxford as well as an honorary Professor at the University of Cape Town.