Vice-President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, AfDB

Dr. Khaled Sherif is the Vice-President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, AfDB.

He is a highly respected and experienced economist and manager with 25 years of experience within the World Bank, spanning strategic, operational and technical expertise in development and development finance.

He rose progressively through the ranks in the World Bank, joined through the Young Professional Program and moved up as Senior Economist, Principal Economist, Lead Economist and Sector Manager for private and financial sector development. He later became the Chief Administrative Officer – the Chief Operations Officer of the World Bank’s Africa Region.

He also previously served as the Chief Administrative Officer, Network Operations in the Human Development Network of the World Bank, where he managed nearly $2 billion in bank-executed Trust Funds.

He helped to create the Regional Integration Department in Africa for the World Bank and brings unique set of skills in working with Regional Economic Communities on regional integration projects. He has expertise in strategic planning, budget control and management and working with others to deliver actionable, locally tailored regional and country strategies. He possesses a unique combination of technical expertise in the private sector, managing regional integration, financial sector development, banking operations, strategic planning and organizational reform and change management. These will help the Bank to spearhead its regional integration agenda and ensure the success of the decentralization action plan.

“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