Finance Vice President

Charles Boamah

His immediate past role at the AfDB Group was as Director and Controller. Since joining the AfDB in 1996, Mr. Boamah has assumed a variety of responsibilities and also initiated, participated in or served as an executive sponsor to a number of Bank-wide initiatives. These include management of the budgeting and financial policy function, annual discussions with major international rating agencies, the Euro-readiness of the ADB Group, the senior management steering committee for the reorganization of the African Development Bank Group in 2001, and the development of a business continuity plan for the ADB, which was successfully implemented when the AfDB had to temporarily relocate from Abidjan to Tunis in 2003. In addition to his controllership responsibilities at that time, Mr. Boamah also successfully directed a multimillion dollar multi-year Bank-wide ERP-enabled business innovation and change initiative.

Mr. Boamah is appointed to and actively participates in the work of several Bank-wide committees, including the Senior Management Committee, the Asset/Liability Management Committee, the Information Systems Steering Committee, the Staff Retirement Plan, the Medical Plan Board, the Private Sector Investment Committee and the Senior Management Committee on Operations. In July 2004, Mr. Boamah was appointed to the Board of Directors of the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank), a continental trade financing institution built on a model of public/private partnership.

Prior to joining the AfDB, Mr Boamah worked for 11 years with First Interstate Bank (merged with Wells Fargo Bank), starting as a Senior Financial Analyst and subsequently serving as Vice President and Manager of Accounting Policy and Research. Prior to First Interstate Bank, Mr. Boamah worked for over 5 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Coopers & Lybrand) in Accra and Los Angeles, where he started as a staff accountant and was promoted to a supervisor. Mr. Boamah's clients included companies in the insurance, mortgage banking, retail, entertainment and manufacturing industries as well as city and county administrations.