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African Development Bank Group Appoints Dr. Rabah Arezki as Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management

Dr Rabah Arezki, a citizen of Algeria, is currently the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank, a role he has held since 2017

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Rabah Arezki as Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, effective 1st October 2020. Dr Rabah Arezki, a citizen of Algeria, is currently the Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region at…

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Acting Vice President- Agriculture, Human and Social Development

Wambui joined the African Development Bank Group in 2018 as Director, Water Development and Sanitation

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wambui Gichuri as Acting Vice President- Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective 5 July 2020. Wambui joined the African Development Bank Group in 2018 as Director, Water Development and Sanitation. She currently oversees the Bank’s water sector program…

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Vice-President Jennifer Blanke bids farewell to the African Development Bank

Blanke joined the Bank in early 2017 and has overseen a number of the Bank’s key programs

The African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org) has announced that Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, will be leaving the Bank effective July 4, 2020. Blanke joined the Bank in early 2017 and has overseen a number of the Bank’s key programs. “I thank President Akinwumi Adesina…

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African Development Bank Appoints Pepin Vougo Acting Director of Corporate Information and Technology

Pepin Vougo has more than 20 years of experience in technology and its application

Senior Management is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pepin Vougo as Acting Director, Corporate Information and Technology Department effective 1 April 2020. Pepin Vougo has more than 20 years of experience in technology and its application. He is a seasoned executive with depth and breadth of experience in…

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African Development Bank appoints Nourredine Lafhel Acting Chief Risk Officer

An experienced risk management professional, Nourredine has more than twenty (20) years of experience in finance and risk management

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nourredine Lafhel as Acting Chief Risk Officer, effective 6th April 2020. Lafhel, a Canadian national, is currently the Sovereign Credit and Market Risk Division Manager (PGRF3), in the Directorate of the Group Risk Management Function of the African Development Bank Group. An…

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African Development Bank appoints Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development Bank Group

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye DIOUF as the Acting Director for Communications and External Relations Department (PCER), effective 1 April 2020. Nafissatou, a Senegalese national, is currently a Division Manager in the Communications and External Relations Department of the African Development…

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African Development Bank Group President Appoints Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Acting Senior Vice President

Ms.Tshabalala will replace Mr. Charles Boamah, the former Senior Vice President of the Bank, who retires effectively from the Bank today after 23 years of meritorious service

 The President of the African Development Bank Group (https://www.AfDB.org), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Acting Senior Vice President of the Bank with immediate effect.  Ms. Tshabalala, currently the Vice President for Finance and Chief Finance Officer for the African Development Bank…

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CORRECTION: African Union Executive Council endorses African Development Bank President Adesina for second term

The decision was taken during the thirty-sixth Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council

The Executive Council of the African Union has supported Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s candidacy for a second term as President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org).  The decision was taken during the thirty-sixth Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council, held during the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6-7 February…

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African Union Executive Council endorses African Development Bank President Adesina for second term

The decision was taken during the thirty-sixth Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council, held during the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6-7 February 2020

The Executive Council of the African Union has supported Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s candidacy for a second term as President of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org).  The decision was taken during the thirty-sixth Ordinary Session of the AU Executive Council, held during the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 6-7 February…

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) endorses Adesina for second term as President of the African Development Bank

Adesina is a renowned development economist and the first Nigerian to serve as President of the Bank Group

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has endorsed the candidacy of African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President Akinwumi Adesina for a second term at the helm of the institution. The decision was announced at the end of the fifty-sixth ordinary session of the Authority of Heads of State and…