ACDE Secretariat is headed by the Executive Director who is the Chief Executive; and who must be a former
Vice Chancellor, Rector or Deputy Vice Chancellor or Deputy Rector. The Executive Director reports to ACDE Executive consisting of twelve members elected from among Vice Chancellors/Rectors of member universities, regional representatives (from the African Union's five geo-political regions of Africa) and two co-opted members (representing the African Union-Human Resource, Science and Technology Commission and Association of African Universities). The Executive Board reports to the General Assembly comprising all members of ACDE.

Prof. Primrose Kurasha

President & Vice Chancellor
Zimbabwe Open University
MP 1119, Mount Pleasant
Harare, Zimbabwe
Email: pkurasha@gmail.com

Prof Vincent Ado Tenebe

1st Vice President& Vice Chancellor
National Open University of Nigeria
14-16, Ahmadu Bello
PMB 80067
Victoria Island, Lagos
Email: vtenebe@nou.edu.ng

Prof. Faisal Abdalla Elhag

2nd Vice President& Vice Chancellor, Open University of Sudan
P.O. Box 13091,
Khartoum, Sudan
Email: faisal@ousudan.net

Prof.  Ahmed E. Mohammed    

Representative North African Region& Vice-Chancellor
El-neenlain University
Gamhuria Street - Khartoum - Sudan
P.O. Box 12702 Khartoum  Sudan
Email: wafamh@gmail.com

Prof. James K. Tuitoek

Secretary General& Vice Chancellor
Egerton University,
P.O. Box 536, Egerton,
Njoro, Kenya
Email: vc@egerton.ac.ke

Prof. Mandla Makhanya

Treasurer& Vice Chancellor
University of South Africa,
392, UNISA 0003, South Africa
Email: makhams@unisa.ac.za

Prof. Tolly S .A. Mbwette

Immediate Past President , Representative East African Region & Vice Chancellor,
Open University of Tanzania (OUT)
P.O. Box 23409
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Email: vc@out.ac.tz

Dr Sharehu Aminu Ladan

Representative, West African Region
Director General,
National Teachers Institute, Nigeria
Email: asharehu@noun.edu.ng

Prof. Mutale Musonda,

Representative Southern  African Region, Vice Chancellor
Zambia Open University
New Foundland Campus
P.O. BOX 31925, Lusaka West, Lusaka
Email:  mutale.musonda@zaou.ac.zm

Prof Olive M. Mugenda         

Vice Chancellor
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: vc@ku.ac.ke

Prof Doutor Padre Alberto Father Ferrira

Representative from Lusophone Countries & Rector Catholic University
Rua Marques de Soveral 960
Oakneuras Uum Beira
Mozambique
Email: aferreira@ucm.ac.mz

Prof. Dr. Dibungi T. Kalenda

Representative from Francophone Countries & Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
P.  O. Box 212
University of Kinshasa
Kinshasa 11,
Democratic Republic of Congo
Email:dibungikalenda@yahoo.com

Prof. Etienne Ehouan Ehile (Copted)

Secretary General, Association of African Universities (AAU)
African Universities House
Aviation Rd Extension
Airport Residential Area
Accra, Ghana
Email: secgen@aau.org

Dr. Yohannes Woldetensae (Co-opted)

Representataive of  Commissioner for Human Resources,  Science & Technology
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Email: woldetensaey@africa-union.org

Ms Jenny Glennie

Executive Director
South African Institute for Distance Education
PO Box 31822 Braamfontein, 2107,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Email: jennyg@saide.org.za

Professor Hellicy C.Ng'ambi

Vice Chancellor, Mulungushi University
Mulungushi University,
Great North Road
Kabwe, Zambia  
Email: hngambi@gmail.com

Professor Asha Kanwar (Co-opted)

President
Commonwealth of Learning  
1055 West Hastings Street, Suite 1200
Vancouver, BC  V6E 2E9, Canada 
E-mail: akanwar@col.org

Prof. James McWha

University of Rwanda
UR Head Office,
P.O.Box 4285
Kigali, Rwanda
Email: vc@ur.ac.rw

Prof. Michael Umale Adikwu

Vice Chancellor, University of Abuja
PMB 117, Garki Abuja
Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria
E-mail: adikwu@yahoo.com

Prof. Peter Mbithi

University of Nairobi
PO Box 30197-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: vc@unobi.ac.ke

Prof. Rotimi Ogidan

Executive Director
African Council for Distance Education,
P.O. Box 8023-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Email: rjogidan@acde-africa.org