The African Development Bank Group appoints Abdoulkader Dileita Mohamed as Executive Secretary – Head of the Administrative Tribunal

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The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Abdoulkader Dileita Mohamed as the Executive Secretary, Head of the Administrative Tribunal, with effect from 1st September 2016.

Abdoulkader Dileita, a national of the Republic of Djibouti, is currently serving as the Secretary to the Bank's Staff Appeals Committee, a position he has held since 2009. Prior to which he served as a long-term consultant in the Bank's Legal Department from 2006 to 2008.

Abdoulkader Dileita holds a Master's degree and an M. Phil (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies) in Public Law, from the University of Toulouse. He has also studied Corporate Strategy and Management at the l'Ecole Supérieur de Gestion of the University of Quebec, in Montreal.

Before joining the Bank, Mr. Dileita served as a lawyer in Djibouti. He was also a lecturer in Public Law, Constitutional Law, International Law and Human Rights at the University of Djibouti. In addition, he had a successful career as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Culture, Posts and Telecommunications, before becoming Secretary General of the Ministry. He also held the position of Legal Adviser and Head of Legal Affairs in the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Djibouti.

As a senior civil servant, he gathered considerable experience working on national, regional and international legal reforms. At the judicial level, he served as the National Rapporteur of the "Justice Forum" (Etats Généraux de la Justice), which, to date, is the key reform of Djibouti's judicial system. He also served as a member of the Conseil Supérieur de la Magistrature (Board in charge of the promotions and discipline of magistrate) for five years and was the Chairperson of several Boards of Directors of major public corporations of Djibouti.

Reacting to his appointment, Mr. Dileita said: "We, staff members of the African Development Bank, enjoy the privilege of being endowed with an internal, independent and impartial Administrative Tribunal accessible to all. I am honored to contribute to the African development mission conferred upon our Bank, a mission that the Bank has decided to operationalize through the High 5s defined by President Akinwumi A. Adesina.

"I sincerely thank the President for the trust bestowed on me through this appointment. I will spare no efforts in the discharge of my duties".

Referring to this appointment, the President of the African Development Bank, Mr. Akinwumi A. Adesina said, "Mr. Dileita is an experienced legal expert who is conversant with the Bank's recourse mechanisms and the jurisdictions of international organizations. His rich legal experience and leadership will be critical enablers for the smooth running of our Administrative Tribunal, a very important governance organ which serves as the apex body of our internal justice system."