Who's who in #globaldev: May 2015 executive appointments

By Ma. Eliza Villarino 01 June 2015

Grant Shapps, new second minister of state for international development. Photo by: Jessica Lea / DfID / CC BY

The next few months make for a period of transition at the African Development Bank. In September, Donald Kaberuka will hand over the reins to Akinwumi Adesina.

The outgoing agriculture minister of Nigeria, AfDB’s largest regional shareholder, surged ahead of a tight race among eight candidates. The election took place May 28 during the bank’s annual meeting in Abidjan.

“I feel tremendously honoured and humbled to have been elected to serve as President,” Adesina tweeted two days later.

A slight reshuffle is due at another multilateral development bank. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim  announced the classification of the bank’s “global practices” into three groups, which will be led by Vice Presidents Keith Hansen, Laura Tuck and Jan Walliser. All of them will report to Kyle Peters, the bank’s senior vice president for operations, with the change taking effect July 1.

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Currently based in New York City, Eliza is a veteran journalist focused on covering the most pressing issues and latest innovations in global health, humanitarian aid, sustainability and development. A member of Mensa, Eliza has earned a master's degree in public affairs and bachelor's degree in political science from the University of the Philippines.


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