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Akinwumi Adesina, 8th President of the AfDB

Akinwumi Adesina, formerly Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, was elected as the 8th President of the African Development Bank on Thursday, May 28, 2015. 

He succeeded Donald Kaberuka of Rwanda, and assumed duty on September 1, 2015 in Abidjan. 

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30-Jan-2020 Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank at the launch of the African Economic Outlook, 2020.
22-Jan-2020 Remarks Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the London Stock Exchange, London United Kingdom, January 22, 2020
22-Jan-2020 Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the Parliamentary Symposium on UK-Africa Trade and Brexit, at the House of Commons, London, January 21, 2020
21-Jan-2020 Keynote Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum” London, January 21, 2020
25-Nov-2019 Opening remarks by Dr Akinwumi A Adesina President of the African Development Bank Group - Global Gender Summit - Kigali, Rwanda - Monday 25 November 2019
11-Nov-2019 Opening Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the Africa Investment Forum 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 November 2019
11-Nov-2019 Allocution d’ouverture du dîner de gala Forum pour l’investissement en Afrique Johannesburg (Afrique du Sud) 11 novembre 2019 par Dr Akinwumi A Adesina
01-Nov-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the 5th Extraordinary Meeting of the Board of Governors, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, Thursday, 31 October 2019
25-Sep-2019 Statement by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the Global Commission on Adaptation, New York, September 24, 2019
25-Sep-2019 Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank at the Joint High-Level Meeting of the United Nations and the African Development Bank Group, United Nations General Assembly Summit, September 22, 2019