Congo Ensemble has a management committee made up of a chairperson, secretary, and a treasurer. They are in charge of the day to day running of the organisation. Other members of Congo Ensemble are involved in the activities of the association according to their abilities and availability.
At the annual general meeting on 10 August 2018 an election was held as scheduled and according to principles outlined in the constitution of Congo Ensemble. A new management committee was elected to take our association forward for another year.
OLIVIER BINYINGO Chairperson
Olivier Binyingo is the chairperson on the management committee of Congo Ensemble. He holds Masters degrees in law and international security and defense. He is an internationally recognised expert on the DRC and uniquely qualified to help lead Congo Ensemble. During his time as a student at Leuven University in Belgium he founded and served as chairperson of Bana Leuven, a Congolese cultural group. More recently, he sat on the board of the South Africa – DRC Trade and Investment Chamber, representing one of its members. Olivier is a director at global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills.
ALAIN MVUDI Secretary
Congo Ensemble is the brainchild of Alain Mvudi, and he currently serves as the secretary of the management committee. Alain is a medical doctor, having obtained a BSc as well as MBBCh degrees from Wits university. He currently practices in Gauteng. During his time at Wits Alain showed leadership qualities and a penchant for being involved in his community. He is a long standing member of, and was previously vice-chairperson (2006) of St Vincent de Paul Society (Holy Trinity parish) which helps the poor and homeless in the Braamfontein area in Johannesburg CBD. He was also chairperson of the Wits Congolese Students Association in 2009, allowing opportunities for students from the DRC to get to know one another and have a platform for inclusive debate on Congolese affairs.
TONY KODASSO Treasurer
Tony Kodasso is the treasurer on the management committee of Congo Ensemble. He is a relatively new member of the association, having joined us within the past year. A graduate of the University of Johannesburg, he is a qualified professional accountant working for ALS Chemex as the accountant for the West Africa region.