Senior Management changes at the African Development Bank

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As part of a refocusing of strategy, the African Development Bank has announced the departure of the following executives effective February 1, 2016: the Vice-President for Agriculture, Water, Human Development, Governance and Natural Resources, Aly Abou-Sabaa; the Secretary General and Vice-President, Cecilia Akintomide; the Vice-President for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration, Solomon Asamoah; the General Counsel and Director of Legal Services, Kalidou Gadio; and the Director of Communications and External Relations, Joel Serunkuma Kibazo.

Speaking at a Board session on January 27, 2016, African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina commended their loyalty, dedication and contributions to the work of the Bank. He particularly appreciated their critical roles in the smooth transition of the Bank from Tunis to Abidjan, their positive contributions to the Senior Management team over the years, and their support to him since he took office on September 1, 2015. 

During this Board session, the Bank’s Executive Directors also paid tribute to the departing officials and wished them well in their future endeavours.

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