Professor Etienne Ehilé is the Secretary-General of the Association of African Universities (AAU) where he was also an active member of the AAU Governing Board since 2005. Until his appointment as the Secretary General of AAU, Professor Ehilé was the Chairman of the National Assessment and Evaluation Committee of Higher Education and Research institutions in Côte d'Ivoire (CNEESR). Prof Ehilé held numerous management and administrative functions at both national and international levels, including, first Director of URES-Daloa (Regional Academic research Unit); Chairman of the Conference of Rectors of Francophone Africa and Indian Ocean Universities (CRUFAOCI); Chairman of the Network for Excellence in Higher Education in West Africa (REESAO); ... Deputy Minister of Health and Public Hygiene (in 2011).