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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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10-Jul-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the First Ladies Meeting on Combatting Child Marriage and Promoting Education of Girls in West Africa, Niamey, Niger, 7th July 2019
02-Jul-2019 Speech Delivered by President Akinwumi A. Adesina of the African Development Bank Group at the Second Consultative Meeting of the 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund, held in Antananarivo, Madagascar, July 2, 2019
12-Jun-2019 Opening Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank - Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2019
21-Mar-2019 Remarks to the Executive Board by the AfDB President Donald Kaberuka
20-Mar-2019 Speech by President Akinwumi A. Adesina at the First Consultative Meeting of the 15th Replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF), held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, March 20, 2019
10-Feb-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, on his acceptance of the SunHak Peace Prize Seoul, South Korea, February 9, 2019
05-Feb-2019 Allocution de M. Akinwumi A. Adesina, président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement, à l’occasion du déjeuner 2019, en l’honneur des membres du corps diplomatique
25-Oct-2018 Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the African Development Fund (ADF-14) Mid-Term Review Meeting
17-Oct-2018 “Betting on Africa to Feed the World” - The Norman Borlaug Lecture delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and World Food Prize Laureate 2017, at theIowa State University, Des Moines, Iowa, USA, October 17, 2017.
20-Sep-2018 Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, at the North America Launch of the Africa Investment Forum, Toronto - September 19, 2018