AfDB appoints Kevin Chika Urama as Ag. Chief Economist and Vice President for the Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB), has appointed Professor Kevin Chika Urama as Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for the Economic  Governance and Knowledge Management Complex, effective 1 October 2021. Professor Urama, a British citizen, has over 29 years of African and global experience in economic policy and knowledge management. Prior to this appointment, he has served as…

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AfDB picks Patricia Laverley as Country Manager designate for Tanzania

TANZANIA – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has appointed Dr. Patricia N. Laverley as Country Manager, designated for the Tanzania Country Office, effective 01 November 2021. Dr. Patricia N. Laverley, an American national, joined the African Development Bank in 2007, as a Country Program Officer. Prior to her appointment, she served as Principal Governance Officer, in the Governance and…

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AfDB appoints Hassatou DIOP N’SELE as Ag Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB), has announced the appointment of Ms. Hassatou DIOP N’SELE as the Acting Vice-President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective 1 November 2021.  Ms. Hassatou Diop N’Sele, a Senegalese national, is a seasoned professional with 30 years of banking and finance experience. She joined the Bank in 1999 as a Senior Treasury Officer…

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AfDB and Rockefeller Foundation sign US$1.6b deal for African renewables

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AFDB) and the Rockefeller Foundation have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate on decentralized renewable energy (DRE) solutions and grid-based energy transition for the African continent.  The partnership was signed just a few days after the launch of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) at COP26. With catalytic capital from The Rockefeller…

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Bajabulile Tshabalala appointed as Senior Vice President of the AfDB Group

AFRICA – The African Development Bank Group (AfDB), has announced the appointment of Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Senior Vice President effective 1 November 2021 Ms. Tshabalala, a South African national, has been Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the African Development Bank Group since joining the Bank Group in August 2018. She was appointed by President…

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AfDB appoints Souley Amadou as General Counsel and Director of Legal Services

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB), has announced the appointment of Dr. Souley Amadou as General Counsel and Director of the Legal Service Department, effective 1st November 2021. A transactional lawyer, Dr. Souley Amadou has over 25 years of substantive legal work experience, including over 20 years spent at the African Development Bank Group and also assumed the role…

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AfDB appoints Solomon Mugera as Director, Communication and External Relations

AFRICA – The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Solomon Mugera as Director, Communication and External Relations, effective 1 October 2021. Mugera, a Kenyan national, brings extensive experience to this role. He is a seasoned journalist and media manager with over 20 years of expertise working internationally. As Head of Journalism for the British Broadcasting Corporation…

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TotalEnergies LNG Mozambique project could resume within 18 months – AfDB

MOZAMBIQUE – TotalEnergies’ liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique could be back on track within the next 18 months after African armies were deployed to help quell an insurgency, the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has said. The French energy giant declared force majeure on the US$20 billion project in April 2021 after Islamic State-linked fighters overran…

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AfDB appoints Jacques DJOFACK as Director of Financial Management

AFRICA – The African Development Bank Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Jacques DJOFACK as Director, Financial Management, effective 1st June 2021. Jacques, a French national, brings to this role almost 20 years of international experience and expertise in Financial Risk Management from both Development Banks and Commercial Banks in Africa and Europe. Prior to his appointment, Jacques served…

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AfDB appoints Beth Dunford as Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB), has announced the appointment of Dr. Beth Dunford as Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, effective 1st July 2021. Dr. Dunford, an American national, brings extensive experience to this role having held senior-level leadership positions in the US government where she managed large and complex programs, working with the private sector, civil…

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