Paatii Ofosu-Amaah is Special Adviser to the President of the African Development Bank. Prior to joining the AfDB, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah worked for 29 years at the World Bank and held several senior positions, the last being Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group. Prior to that appointment in 2003, He served the World Bank for 23 years in its Legal Vice Presidency, where he was, inter alia, Acting General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Chief Counsel, Africa Division and Legal Adviser, Environmental Affairs. Before joining the World Bank, he worked as an associate in the New York law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell and as Legal Officer in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in New York. He has law degrees from the University of Ghana and Harvard Law School.