Is the CEO of AfDB the Continent's best corporate dresser?

He probably has the widest and most impressive array of bow ties on the continent.

BANKERS usually dress very middle-of-the-road - staid enough to inspire confidence in their customers, and sufficiently measured not to overwhelm them.

One banker, Akinwumi Adesina, is having none of that.

The president of the African Development Bank (AfDB) was already a popular choice when he was in May picked to succeed Donald Kaberuka, but in addition to exploding out of the blocks, the Nigerian has also made sure board meetings are not sleep-inducing, with a dazzling array of sartorial choices.


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