Rear Admiral (Dr) Narciso Fastudo Junior

Executive Director
Interregional Coordination Centre, Yaoundé

Dr Narciso Fastudo Junior is a 59 year old native of Angolan from the city of Gabela in the South Kwanza Province. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Odessa in former Soviet Union (Russia), a Masters Degree as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) Dregree on International Relations from the Agostinho Neto University in Angola.

Dr Fastudo is a Naval Officer who has served the Angolan Armed Forces for 41 years; 15 years in the Air Force and 25 years in the Navy. His previous appointment was at the Defense Ministry, where for almost a year was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in November 2017. Apart from Portuguese, Rear Admiral Fastudo speaks and understands Russian, French and English.

Throughout his career, particularly from 1980 to 2002, Rear Admiral Fastudo has held several appointments in the Angolan Armed Forces. Notable among these are command and staff appointments from the tactical to strategic levels of Command. Rear Admiral Fastudo actively participated in the Angolan War of Liberation and was awarded two (3) awards for his meritorious service. As part of his career progression, Dr Fastudo successfully attended several military courses including but not limited to Command and Direction, Peacekeeping, Exclusive Economic Zone, Military Resource Management, Leadership. He is also a product of the Republic of South Africa War Colleges, the US Naval Postgraduate College and Angolan Air Defence Academy.

Rear Admiral Fastudo was Member of the South African Development Community (SADC) Standing Maritime Committee from 1996 to 2016, and participated in the Third Summit of Heads of State of the Gulf of Guinea / CEEAC / ECOWAS in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in 2013. From February 22th 2017 is working in Yaounde-Cameroon as a interim Executive Director(21/05/2019) of a Interregional Coordination Center (ICC) for the implementation of the Yaounde Code of Conduct  MARITIME SAFETY &SECURITY IN GULF OF GUINEA.