Nigeria Agriculture Minister, Ethiopia & Chad Finance Ministers among shortlisted candidates for African Development Bank President


The Steering Committee of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank met on 11 February, 2015 at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan and agreed to the following list of candidates for the election of the next President of the African Development Bank.

The official list of candidates, in alphabetical order, released on February 20 is as follows:

  1. Akinwumi A. Adesina (Nigeria)
  2. Sufian Ahmed (Ethiopia)
  3. Jaloul Ayed (Tunisia)
  4. Kordjé Bedoumra (Chad)
  5. Cristina Duarte (Cape Verde)
  6. Samura M. W. Kamara (Sierra Leone)
  7. Thomas Z. Sakala (Zimbabwe)
  8. Birama Boubacar Sidibe (Mali)

Source: AfDB releases official list of candidates for the election of the next Bank President – African Development Bank.

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