Dr Denis Loukou Bohoussou (from Côte d'Ivoire) is the new Director-General of the African Organization for Intellectual Property (OAPI), following his installation ceremony on 31st July 2017 at OAPI’s headquarters in Yaounde, Cameroon. Dr Bohoussou will serve a five-year term and replaces Dr Paulin Edou Edou (of Gabon) who has been OAPI’s Director-General for the past ten years.

Mr Jean-Baptiste Wago (from the Central African Republic) becomes the new Deputy Director-General, and Mr Touré Serigne Momar Nasir (from Senegal) is the Financial Controller.

Lysaght, through its local Cameroon office Ekeme Lysaght SARL, was represented at the ceremony, and looks forward to working with the new management team at OAPI, and continuing an excellent working relationship with OAPI that extends back over 40 years.

New Director-General of OAPI

The incoming and outgoing OAPI management teams

Third from left: Dr Denis Loukou Bohoussou, the new Director-General of OAPI;
Third from right: Dr Paulin Edou Edou, the outgoing Director-General of OAPI.

The installation ceremony was presided over by Mr. Abdou Maman (centre), Minister of Industry of the Republic of Niger and Chairman-in-Office of the Administrative Council of OAPI.