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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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02-Sep-2019 Keynote Speech by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at TICAD7 Side Event - "Investing in Human Capital in Africa: A Case Study for Education and Skills, Nutrition, Health, and Jobs for Youth" - 29 August, 2019
02-Sep-2019 Closing Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group - Japan-Africa Business Forum - Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) - August 29, 2019
02-Sep-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina President, African Development Bank Group at TICAD 7 - Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa Initiative (EPSA4) Announcement
02-Sep-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at TICAD7 - High-Level Policy Dialogue on Strategic Investments in Africa: Rural Transformation and Sustainable Agriculture in the Digital Age - Yokohama, 29 August, 2019
02-Sep-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at TICAD7 - Ending Malnutrition in Africa: Towards Nutrition for Growth 2020 and Beyond - Yokohama , August 29, 2019
02-Sep-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at TICAD7 - Plenary Session 3 - Public-Private Business Dialogue - Enhance Trade and Investment between Japan and Africa - Yokohama, 29 August, 2019
28-Aug-2019 Keynote Address by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the 7th Tokyo International Conference For African Development (TICAD7)-Sasakawa Africa: Building on the Past, Looking to the Future-Yokohama, August 28, 2019
28-Aug-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at TICAD7 - Digital Africa 2030 and Japanese Investment. Harnessing Digital Technologies for Agriculture in Africa - Tokyo, 28 August, 2019
28-Aug-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at TICAD7 - Science and Technology in Society (STS) Forum Side Event - Tokyo, 28 August, 2019
27-Aug-2019 Presentation at the 5th Annual Agribusiness and Economic Summit, held at the United Nations in New York