Dr. Nick Nwankpa, is the Director of the African Union Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC), Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia. He is a veterinarian and holds a PhD degree in Veterinary Microbiology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was the head of Mycoplasma Research Laboratory at the National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Nigeria before joining the African Union in October 2010 as the Senior Veterinary Vaccine Officer responsible for overseeing all Quality control activities at AU-PANVAC.
As the Veterinary Vaccine Officer, Dr. Nick Nwankpa Managed several projects including the “OIE Sub-grant project to AU-PANVAC”; a project relating to Vaccine Standards and Pilot Approach to Peste des petits ruminants(PPR) Control in Africa and the “Vaccines Against Neglected Animal Diseases in Africa” (VACNADA) project; a project funded by the EU through GALVmed. He was appointed the Director of AU-PANVAC in March 2015.