Dr Cecilia Nembou is the President of Divine University and Professor of Higher Education Leadership and Management. She is based in Port Moresby and supervises the leadership and management functions of the DWU Port Moresby campus as well as the rest of DWU across 5 campuses.
She is a mathematician by training and holds a PhD in Operations Research from the University of New South Wales (1992). She has held various academic and senior management positions at the University of PNG, PNG Banking Corporation, University of Wollongong in Dubai and Divine Word University over a period spanning 40 years.
Dr Nembou has served on various committees and Councils of Universities as well as on Boards of State Statutory organizations, and Boards of commercial and non-government organizations.
She is a former Head of Mathematics Department, Executive Dean of the School of Natural and Physical Sciences, Pro Vice Chancellor Planning and Development and Acting Vice Chancellor at UPNG; Academic Registrar and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong in Dubai and Deputy President of the Divine Word University. She commenced her new role as DWU President on 20 January 2016.