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The APSTA Chairperson is elected by the General Meeting from among the active members of the Association, to serve a single term of one year in that position, as a member of the Board of Directors. The Chair calls and chairs the General Meeting and the meetings of the Board of Directors, as well as spearheads the activities of APSTA, among others. The position is currently held by Commissioner (Dr) Cecile Oyono-Thom, the Deputy Director General of the International School for Security Forces (Ecole Internationale des Forces de Sécurité, EIFORCES) 

Commissioner (Dr) Cecile Oyono-Thom 
Deputy Director General of the International School for Security Forces (Ecole Internationale des Forces de Sécurité, EIFORCES) 

In accordance with the constitutional provisions of the APSTA, Commissioner (Dr) Cecile Oyono-ThomDeputy Director General of the EIFORCES, took over the rotational presidency of the Association on 7 September 2016.

 Commissioner (Dr) Cecile Oyono-Thom takes over the office of the Chairperson from Counselor Ashraf Swelam, Director of the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), who served as the APSTA Chair for the period 2015-2016. The CCCPA saw significant improvements in the work and visibility of the Association, among other developments.

On behalf of the APSTA Member Institutions, the Secretariat would like to express sincere thanks and appreciation to Counselor Ashraf Swelam and the CCCPA, for a good job done. It warmly welcomes Commissioner (Dr) Cecile Oyono-Thom and the EIFORCES as the Association’s chairperson, and we are ashured that they would continue to work assiduously build on the achievements of the APSTA.