Dr Celestin Abedi, is the Chief Executive Officer and BACI’s founder. He has a master’s in Business Administration from The University of Ottawa (Canada) and a master's in Public Health from Université Laval (Canada). Born in Goma (Democratic Republic of Congo), he has lived and worked in the Eastern Congo and in Kenya. He has a deep knowledge of the East African region. He has 20 years of managerial experience. For 10 years he managed community mental health programs in the Ottawa region (Canada).