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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group

Dr. Akinwumi Adesina re-elected as President of the African Development Bank Group

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Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second fiveyear term as President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB.org) on Thursday, August 27, 2020 by the Board of Governors of the Bank. A globally renowned development economist and a World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Adesina has distinguished himself in driving a bold agenda to reform the Bank and accelerate Africa’s development. He was first elected as President of the Bank on May 28, 2015. As newly re-elected President, Dr Adesina, a former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture, will begin his new term on September 1, 2020. The election result, which gave him a hundred percent of votes of all regional and non-regional members of the Bank, was announced by the Chairperson of the Board o...