Africa Development Bank president slated for Keynote address

Mr. Akinwumi Adesina will join His Excellency, President John Mahama to welcome delegates from around the world to Accra, Ghana on the 21st - 22nd of October 2015

Africa Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank’s president, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina is the latest keynote speaker to be added to the prestigious line-up of speakers at this years’ Invest in Ghana, 2015.

Mr. Adesina will join His Excellency, President John Mahama to welcome delegates from around the world to Accra, Ghana on the .

A true Pan-African, during Mr. Adesina’s illustrious career as a development economist, he has lived and worked in 15 African countries including 10 years in Francophone nations. Before being nominated as the President of the African Development Bank, Mr. Adesina successfully led some of the most critical global efforts support the development of the agricultural sector.

Through his efforts he was selected by Ban Ki-Moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations as one of the 17 leaders in the world to spearhead the Millennium Development Goals.

Mr. Adesina also served as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for the Federal Government of Nigeria, the Vice President (policy and partnerships) of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) where he led several bold policy and innovative finance initiatives that leveraged over $4 billion in bank finance commitments towards Africa’s agriculture sector, and for ten years as the Associate Director for the Rockefeller Foundation.

Most recently as an influential member of the economic management team of Nigeria, Mr. Adesina also participated in the implementation of macroeconomic and fiscal policies in various sectors including infrastructure, energy, education, and transportation. Mr. Adesina joins Invest in Ghana, 2015, which is a must-attend Conference and Exhibition Summit focusing on doing business Ghana.

With less than a month to go until the doors open of Invest In Ghana 2015 taking place in Accra, Ghana there is still time to register for the event. Invest in Ghana 2015 is organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC) in association with Homestrings Ltd. The event is expected to bring together over 300 local, regional and international business leaders and investors.

About African Development Bank:

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries.

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