Gambian Lamin Barrow is AfDB-West Africa’s new boss | APAnews

The Gambian economist brings to his new publish “in-depth data and a wealth of expertise,” the pan-African monetary establishment, which he joined in 2000, stated in a press release to APA.

Previous to this appointment, Mr. Barrow was Senior Director of the Nigeria Workplace, inside the Regional Improvement, Integration and Service Supply Vice-Presidency. His experience covers the fields of coverage evaluation, strategic administration, challenge financing, regional integration and public-private partnerships, the ADB factors out.

As head of the Nigeria Workplace, Mr Barrow “considerably strengthened” the Financial institution’s improvement cooperation with the federal authorities in Abuja and cast strategic partnerships with key stakeholders. He managed the AfDB’s “$4.5 billion portfolio” within the West African nation and led the roll-out of flagship initiatives together with the
Particular Agribusiness Transformation Zones and the Digital and Inventive Enterprise Funding Programme.

Lamin Barrow holds a grasp’s diploma in financial coverage from Boston College, USA, and a bachelor’s diploma in economics from the College of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Previous to becoming a member of the African Improvement Financial institution, he labored on the Gambia Nationwide Funding Board as head of the Venture Improvement Unit and led the Export Promotion and Improvement Division.

He has additionally held the place of Senior Economist within the Coverage Evaluation Unit of the Workplace of the President of The
Gambia, and labored for Shelter Afrique.

“I want to thank President Adesina for his confidence in me and this nice alternative to tackle this new position and contribute additional to the implementation of the Financial institution’s initiatives in assist of the event programmes of West African international locations,” he stated following his appointment.

Barrow “is properly positioned to steer the West Africa crew, which holds the Financial institution’s largest portfolio. He’ll carry his wealth of expertise to bear on growing operational effectivity, bettering the general high quality of the Financial institution’s portfolio within the West Africa area to realize important improvement impression,” stated Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Improvement Financial institution Group.


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