Tag: Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President denies allegations of ill-governance

Replying to an article recently published in the French newspaper, “Le Mond”, President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has denied allegations questioning the transparency and governance systems of the bank.

Op-Ed: Why the COVID-19 pandemic is no time for fiscal distancing

"Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As such, it can no longer be business as usual".- Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

AfDB President bids farewell to Victor Oladokun, Director of Communication

“Victor joined the Bank two and half years ago, and has provided exceptional leadership on communication. He has led an outstanding team,” writes African Development Bank President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.

AU Summit 2020: Africa’s youth are our greatest asset & we have to invest in them – Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has warned that a failure to end conflicts on the continent will undermine plans to accelerate economic integration on the continent. AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina spoke to CNBC Africa on the side-lines of the on-going African Union Summit.

In conversation with #AABLA2019 Business Woman of the Year Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa

The continent’s most powerful and accomplished leaders were honoured at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards. It was held in the Sandton Convention Centre before hundreds of influential business leaders in an event sponsored by African Business News the owners of CNBC Africa. CNBC Africa spoke to Naspers SA CEO, Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa who took the Business Woman of the Year award about how she feels about the title.

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina named #AABLA2019 African of the year

In a glittering occasion last night a string of the continent’s most powerful and accomplished leaders were honoured at the All Africa Business Leaders Awards. Cover star for the Forbes Africa December/January Issue and President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina spoke to Forbes Africa after being awarded African of the Year at the All African Business Awards 2019.

Global Gender Summit 2019: “Put prejudice behind us and give women access to finance” says Akinwumi Adesina

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina has called for greater access to finance for African women when he addressed the inaugural session of the Global Gender Summit.

Global Gender Summit: AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina on how AFAWA aims to close gender-credit gap for women

One of the highlights of the Global Gender Summit in Kigali was the launch of the African Development Bank's Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA). This is a risk-sharing facility that aims to close the $42 billion gender-credit gap for women enterprises in Africa. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina to discuss this initiative.
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