Prof. Sebsebe Demissew, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Chair)
Prof. Cyprian Katongo (Genetics and Evolutionary Biology), University of Zambia (AETFAT Secretary General)
Prof. Dirk Bellstedt, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof. Muthama Muasya, (Taxonomy, Phylogenetics, Biogeography, Rhizobia Symbiosis) South Africa
Prof. Charlotte Bjora (Monocots, Evolution/Speciation, Historical Bio-geography,Conservation)      Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
Dr. Geoffrey Mwachala, (Plant Taxonomy, Herbarium Management, Informatics) National Museums of Kenya
Dr.  Siro Masinde, East African Herbarium,National Museums of Kenya
Dr. Marc Sosef (Taxonomy, Floras, Historical Bio-geography,Conservation) Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium
Dr. Paul Smith (Plant Ecology, Ecological Restoration, Botanic Gardens) BGCI, United Kingdom
Dr. Martin Cheek, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom
Dr. Pete Lowry, Missouri Botanic Gardens, United States of America
Kirsty Shaw (Tree Conservation, Ecological Restoration), BGCI, Kenya
Jonathan Timberlake, Independent Botanist, United Kingdom