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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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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 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
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
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 Interventions By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group, UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit - New York, 23 September 2019
25-Sep-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the High-Level Event on “Renewing Commitment towards Enhancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Africa”, held by the African First Ladies, New York, September
25-Sep-2019 Remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group Meeting, New York, September 24, 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
24-Sep-2019 Opening remarks by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group at the High-Level Panel on Food Security and the Achievement of SDGs in Africa: The Role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation, New York, September 23, 2019