Dr. Misheck Mulumba serves as the Chair of the Steering Committee of AfOHNet. His full-time job is as Head of the ARC- Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute in South Africa. He is also a member of the OIE Scientific Commission and Ad hoc Advisory Group on COVID19. He also serves as the Co-Chair of the South African One Health Forum. Dr. Mulumba is the current Editor of the Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research. His research focus includes ticks and tick-borne diseases, antimicrobial resistance, transboundary animal diseases, and emerging infectious diseases. His interest in diseases at the environment, wildlife, livestock, and human interface started way back during his undergraduate studies. It was no surprise when he teamed up with colleagues to be a founding member of Wildlife Diseases Association, Africa, and the Middle East Chapter. He has also been involved in regional and continental coordination of livestock development programmes, working for both the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union. He was instrumental in setting up the African Union Centre for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (AU-CTTBD) in Malawi, which to this day continues to produce vaccines against tick-borne diseases.