Joyce-Ann Wainaina is a new fellow at Yale Jackson School of Global Affairs

The Jackson School of Global Affairs announced its 2022-2023 senior fellows last month, featuring three leading practitioners who will join 14 returning fellows. A Kenyan national, Joyce-Ann Wainaina, one of the three new fellows, is the Managing Director at Citibank where she leads the Global Network Banking across Sub Saharan Africa. She has worked in […]

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Ekow Nelson is appointed Country General Manager of Ericsson United Arab Emirates

He assumes the role in addition to his current role as Vice President and Head of Global Customer Unit for e& (Etisalat) and Pakistan at Ericsson Middle East and Africa. Ericsson has announced, on Tuesday august 23, the appointment of Ekow Nelson as the Country General Manager of Ericsson United Arab Emirates (UAE) effective immediately. […]

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Auguste Tano Kouamé appointed World Bank’s Country Director for India

A national of Côte d’Ivoire, he was previously the World Bank’s Country Director for the Republic of Türkiye. He replaces Junaid Kamal Ahmad who recently completed a five-year term. India is the World Bank Group’s largest client with a portfolio that includes lending of $3.98 billion from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), […]

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Victoria Kwakwa is the new World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa

The World Bank has appointed Victoria Kwakwa as the new World Bank Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, effective on July 1. Victoria Kwakwa succeeds Hafez Ghanem, who retired from the World Bank on June 30, 2022. Originally from Ghana, Victoria Kwakwa, an economist and development expert with over 30 years of experience, will […]

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Afreximbank Board Appoints Kanayo Awani Executive Vice President, Intra-African Trade Bank

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), on June 20 in Cairo, announced the appointment of Kanayo Awani to the position of Executive Vice President of the Intra-African Trade Bank (INAT) with effect from 1 July 2022. The appointment follows a decision by Afreximbank’s Board of Directors on 13 June 2022 to approve a recommendation by Bank President […]

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Sarah Arapta,first woman elected chairperson of Uganda Bankers’ Association

Currently Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Uganda, she becomes the first female chairperson of the Association, taking over from Mr. Mathias Katamba who served for two years (2020 and 2021). She begins her tenure this May 2022. Sarah Arapta has been elected during the annual general meeting of the association held on Friday, 13th May […]

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Mesfin Tasew Bekele appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group

The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, effective March 23, 2022. Mr Mesfin has been a successor to the former CEO of the Airline group, Tewolde GebreMariam whose early retirement request due to health issues has been […]

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Anne Muraya appointed Deloitte East Africa’s CEO-Elect

Deloitte East Africa has announced, on February 14, Anne Muraya as the incoming Deloitte East Africa CEO effective 1 June 2022. Anne Muraya will be the first female CEO for Deloitte East Africa. Anne Mutaya succeeds Joe Eshun, who has been appointed as the Deloitte Africa Managing Director for Businesses, where he will be overseeing […]

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Forbes 2022 List: Portraits of the 18 richest men in Africa

Forbes magazine recently published its list of the richest men in Africa in 2022. For the 11th consecutive year, Nigeria’s Alike Dangote is the richest person on the continent, with an estimated fortune of $13.9 billion. Forbes list, says the magazine, tracks the wealth of African billionaires who reside in Africa or have their primary […]

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Strive Masiyiwa and Baroness Nemat (Minouche) Shafik join the Gates Foundation Board of Trustees

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on January 26, the appointment of a board of trustees, with Strive Masiyiwa, Baroness Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, Thomas J. Tierney, and Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman joining co-chairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates as members. The board members will work alongside Gates and French Gates, bringing independent […]

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Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria reappointed as UN Deputy Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres made official on Monday 10 January his announcement that Nigerian Amina J. Mohammed will continue to serve as Deputy Secretary-General in her second term.  Amina J. Mohammed is Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations since january 2017, and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. By delegating development coordination to […]

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Aisha Ahmad Appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange Plc.

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Aisha Ahmad, has been appointed Chairperson of the reconstituted Board of Directors of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange Plc (NCX), at the inaugural meeting of the Board, held on January 4, 2022. Aisha Ahmad was appointed alongside two other central bank directors to the NCX board. […]

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