Fr. General Arturo Sosa has appointed Fr. Agbonkhianmeghe Orobator SJ President of the Conference of Major Superiors of Africa and Madagascar JESAM. Fr. Orobator will assume office on 16th February.
AGBONKHIANMEGHE E. OROBATOR, SJ, is a member of the AOR province and hails from Nigeria. He received his PhD from the University of Leeds in England in 2004 and served as Rector of Hekima Community from 2006 and was appointed Provincial Superior of the Eastern Africa Province of the Society of Jesus (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan), from 2009 to 2014.
He is serving currently as Principal of Hekima University College Jesuit School of Theology and Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, Nairobi, Kenya (www.hekima.ac.ke), a Campus College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.
His research focuses on theological ethics and ecclesiology of the global south. He is in demand as a speaker all over the world as a theological speaker with a particular expertise in African Theology.
Theology Brewed in an African Pot (Orbis/Paulines, 2008), editor of Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace: The Second African Synod (Orbis, 2011), co-editor (with Linda Hogan) of Feminist Catholic Theological Ethics: Conversations in the World Church (Orbis, 2014), editor of Theological Reimagination: Conversations on Church, Religion, and Society in Africa (Paulines, 2014), editor of The Church We Want: Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa (Paulines, 2015), and The Church we Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III (Orbis, 2016).