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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina re-elected unanimously as President of the African Development Bank Group

Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank.

A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Adesina has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development. He was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015.


African Development Bank Group to hold virtual Annual Meetings 25-27 August 2020

The African Development Bank Group will hold its 2020 Annual Meetings virtually, from 25-27 August, 2020. These will comprise statutory meetings of the Board of Governors. A major agenda item of this year's Annual Meetings is the election of a president.