Alberic Kacou

Vice-President Human Resources and Corporate Services, AfDB

Dr. Kacou Alberic is the Vice-President Human Resources and Corporate Services of the African Development Bank Group. He’s a seasoned administrator with over 25 years of international experience within the United Nations System, where he has distinguished himself as a well-respected leader and manager of people, processes, systems and resources.

He was the Chief of Staff and Director of the Executive Office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in New York. In this role he provides managerial support to the UNDP Administrator in the management of UNDP globally and within the United Nations Development Group. He has played significant roles in supporting the UNDP in the drive for structural reform and organizational change for a leaner and nimble organization to respond to the rapidly changing development landscape. He served as a member of the High-level group of the United Nations Secretary General tasked with the UN system-wide reforms to ensure sustainable development effectiveness.

He has extensive senior leadership experience in Africa. He has served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program in four African countries (Nigeria, Tanzania, Senegal and Guinea Bissau). He worked previously as Deputy Executive Secretary and Director of Operations of the United Nations Capital Development Fund, with large managerial responsibility and involvement in inter-institutional negotiations around the world. Dr. Kacou combines experience in managing large international and country personnel, resources and systems in complex multicultural and multinational organizations, as well as a sound grounding in programs and development.

“Our goal is clear: achieve food self-sufficiency for Africa in ten years, eliminate malnutrition and hunger and move Africa to the top of agricultural value chains.” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President