Ms. Hela Cheikhrouhou is the Director of the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank. She oversees the Bank's lending and policy dialogue related to energy and climate change in Africa. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Cheikhrouhou was Division Manager of Infrastructure Finance in AfDB’s Private Sector Department. She led the Bank’s significant growth in project finance in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. She also spent four years at the World Bank working on private and financial sector development in Latin America, and seven years in Citigroup focusing on North Africa trading and risk management. Ms Cheikhrouhou holds an MSc in Finance from HEC Montreal.