President's Corner

Akinwumi Adesina, 8th President of the AfDB

Akinwumi Adesina, formerly Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was elected as the 8th President of the African Development Bank on Thursday, May 28, 2015. 

He succeeded Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda, and assumed duty on September 1, 2015 in Abidjan. 

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My vision is to help build a new Africa with prosperous, sustainable and inclusive growth; one that is peaceful, secure and united, regionally integrated and globally competitive.

Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President