Appointments

AfDB Appoints Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade As Acting Vice President.

The African Development Bank has appointed Mrs. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, née Ndongo-Seh, as Acting Vice-President of its Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, with effect from 1st August 2022.

Akin-Olugbade, a Cameroonian national, is currently the Director General of the Business Development and Delivery Office for the West Africa Region of the Bank Group, where she works with the largest team of Country Managers in the institution. Her work involves engaging in the full complexity of the Bank’s lending and non-lending operations in middle- and low-income countries, including transition states, as well as innovative and complex cross-border operations. In often challenging and high-pressure environments, including in the Sahel region, she oversees the accelerated delivery of results on the $9 billion West Africa portfolio.

Read:  Nigeria’s CredPal raises $15m funding to scale “buy now, pay later” across Africa.

Akin-Olugbade is a seasoned and results-oriented senior executive with close to 30 years of experience in delivering technical, strategic knowledge and leadership, in capital markets, treasury, asset management, product development, and debt management at the African Development Bank.

Notably, she led the team that originated and financed the landmark Accra-Pokuase Interchange, the first four-tier interchange in West Africa. In 2016, the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, appointed Akin-Olugbade as Deputy Director General for the West Africa Business Development and Service Delivery Office. She became the Director General in 2018.

Read:  Nemtari Ajienka: Nigerian man becomes senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Akin-Olugbade is a graduate of Université Paris-Dauphine and Université Panthéon-Sorbonne in France, where she respectively obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management.

Commenting on her appointment, Akin-Olugbade said: “I am deeply humbled and honoured by the confidence that Dr. Adesina has shown in me to serve in this critical leadership role. I look forward to working with the amazing team of Director Generals, Directors in charge of Regional Integration and Transition States, Country Managers, the Bank’s Operational Complexes, and the Senior Leadership Team, to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, and delivery of quality operations for all beneficiaries in our regional member countries. Simply put, we will focus on doing more, better, and faster.”

Read:  Nigeria’s Damilola Ogunbiyi gets co-chair appointment for UK COP26 Energy Transition Council.

Commenting on the appointment, Adesina said: “I am pleased to appoint Mrs. Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade as Acting Vice-President for the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, where she will provide strong leadership and support for the Complex until a substantive Vice President is appointed. Marie-Laure, a respected professional and business leader, will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its regional member countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s regional directorates.”

Related posts

Twitter promotes Bukky Ojeifo to Global Head of Culture and Community.

NigGal

Okonjo-Iweala Gets to Final Stage in Race for WTO DG.

NigGal

Olaseni Alabede joins MFS Africa’s Global Technology Partners as new CTO.

NigGal

Singer Yemi Alade appointed Africa’s Covid 19 ambassador.

NigGal

CEO of Nigeria’s Migo accepted into global Endeavor network

NigGal

CEO of UBA USA appointed to US EXIM Bank’s Advisory Committee

NigGal

Leave a Comment