Corporate Governance

We are governed by a UN-registered Charter that is based on international standards of accountability. ATI is governed by three key structures, which are regulated by our members.

The ATI Corporate Governance Model

The General Meeting
Every member of ATI belongs to the General Meeting, where each member can appoint a delegate and an alternate to represent their interests. This body holds the decision-making authority on key issues relating to the administrative, legal and financial management of the Agency.

Board of Directors
The Board presently consists of 19 Directors who are nominated by their members to serve for three years. The Directors represent members from each of the four classes of shareholders. Of these,

Eleven Directors represent African member states (Class A shareholders)
Two represent private corporate members (Class C shareholders) 
Four represent regional economic organisations and export credit agencies (Class D shareholders) and
Two represent International Development Financial Institutions (Class E shareholders)

The Board is responsible for managing the business and general operations of the organisation including approval of the annual budget.

Chief Executive Officer
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for day-to-day operations including management of staff and its overall financial performance.

Enhanced Governance: Enterprise Risk Management
To maximise our risk management and governance structure we began work on an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework in 2008.  Although we received a strong assessment from an International Risk Management rating system, we were motivated to reach even higher.

The ERM project helps us expand and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of our internal controls and also enables us to implement a risk management system throughout the entire organisation. The framework will help us to improve in several areas, including:

Align our risk appetite with our strategy
Enhance our risk response decisions
Reduce operational surprises and losses
Identify and manage multiple and cross-enterprise risks
And seize opportunities by identifying a broad range of potential risk events
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