15 Things You Need To Know About The New AfDB President

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Written by Dana Sanchez
Candidates for African Development Bank president 2015 Photo: africanbusinesscentral.com
Candidates for African Development Bank president 2015
Photo: africanbusinesscentral.com

The 2015 candidates for AfDB president

In addition to Adesina of Nigeria, there were seven other candidates for president of the AfDB. These included Sufian Ahmed (Ethiopia), Jaloul Ayed (Tunisia), Kordjé Bedoumra (Chad), Cristina Duarte (Cabo Verde), Samura Kamara (Sierra Leone), Thomas Sakala (Zimbabwe) and Birama Boubacar Sidibe (Mali).

The ideal AfDB president is a global visionary, an inspirational leader, and an outstanding manager, according to COVAfrica.

Adesina’s new job will include managing a multinational bureaucracy of 1,500 employees and billions of dollars in projects across Africa. He’ll take leadership of AfDB at a critical time in the bank’s history. The AfDB’s strategy for 2013 to 2022 puts a special emphasis on fragile states, agriculture and food security, and gender.

Source: COVAfrica