Christian Kingombe is Chief Regional Integration & Infrastructure Officer at the AfDB. He has a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Imperial College London and University of London. Before joining the African Development Bank, Christian worked for the International Economic Development Group at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London. He was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the IHEID in Geneva and an Academic Visitor at the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Economics Department, University of Oxford. He has also been a Research Associate of the OECD Development Centre in Paris while being a Visiting Ph.D. Researcher at ENSAE-CREST at ParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology), France. He serves as a reviewer for a number of academic journals.