New AfDB Board Members Begin Work

Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank. Photo by: World Economic Forum / CC BY-SA World Economic ForumCC BY-SA

The new members of the African Development Bank’s board started their term of service July 1. An informal meeting of the board, which was chaired by AfDB President Donald, Kaberuka marked the occasion.

At the bank’s annual meeting in May in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, the AfDB board of governors adopted a resolution to add two seats and have a 20-member board. The two additional board seats were for regional and nonregional member countries.

The AfDB board of governors voted on the appointment of 20 executive directors, 10 of whom are newly elected. The new executive directors are:

- Mohit Dhoorundhur, representing Mauritius, Botswana, Zambia, and Malawi. - Masahiro Kan, representing Japan, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Brazil and Argentina. - Elfatih Mohamed Khalid, representing Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, Gambia and Sierra Leone. - Shahid Khan, representing South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. - Mary Consolate Muduuli, representing Uganda, Seychelles, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Eritrea. - Andre Nzapayeke, representing the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Burundi.                    - Mogens Pedersen, representing Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and India.            - Mamadou Abdoulaye Sow, representing  Senegal, Gabon, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Benin, Cape Verde, Chad and Comoros.   - Mampuya Francisco Pedro Tombwele, representing Angola, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia.- Vincenzo Zezza, representing Italy, the Netherlands and U.K.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.

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