Gilbert F. Houngbo New Chair of the Board of Directors of the Natural Resource Governance Institute

The Board of Directors of the Natural Resource Governance Institute recently announced the appointment of Gilbert F. Houngbo as the new Chair of this independent non-profit organization. Gilbert Houngbo, a former Prime Minister of Togo, will take up his position as Chairman of the Board of NRGI in March 2022. Gilbert Houngbo succeeds President Ernesto […]

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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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Zimbabwean Tavaziva Madzinga appointed CEO of South African Santam Group

The Board of Directors of Santam Limited announced on Wednesday, December 1, the appointment of Tavaziva (‘Tava’) Madzinga to succeed Lizé Lambrechts as CEO of Santam Group, effective July 1, 2022. He will be appointed as an executive member of the Board of Directors of Santam, effective April 1, 2022. Santam is one of South […]

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President Biden appoints Enoh T. Ebong as USTDA Director

A native of Nigeria, she was confirmed to this position on Thurday, October 21, by President Joe Biden,after serving as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Director since February 2. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging […]

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Delphine Traoré appointed CEO of Allianz Africa

Delphine Traoré, member of the Executive Committee and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Allianz Africa, will succeed Coenraad Vrolijk as Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz Africa, in addition to her current responsibilities, effective November 1, 2021. Allianz is Europe’s leading insurance company and the world’s fourth largest asset manager. Allianz Africa currently operates […]

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Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, new Vice President Africa of Total Energies/Exploration-Production

A native of Gabon who was appointed to the position on September 8, Henri-Max Ndong Nzue served as secretary general and director of the Americas for “Total Marketing and Services,” after serving as managing director of Total Gabon from 2015 to 2019. Henri-Max Ndong Nzue is the very first African to head Total Energies’ exploration […]

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H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete,new board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education

H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete joined the Global Partnership for Education as Chair of the Board of Directors in September 2021. Elected in May 2021, he took office on Wednesday September 15, and will have as his vice chair Dr. Susan Liautaud, Chair of the Board of the London School of Economics and Political Science and GPE […]

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Senegalese Samba Salfal Seye, new Managing Director of Total Nigeria

Dr. Samba Seye, whose appointment is effective September 1, 2021, replaces Imrane Barry, who has been reassigned to TotalEnergies SE headquarters in Paris. Dr. Samba Seye is described as a seasoned professional with work experience in several countries. He holds a PhD in fluid mechanics from the University of Science and Technology in Lille, France, […]

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Argentina Matavel Piccin, new UNFPA Director for West and Central Africa

Argentina Matavel Piccin, a Mozambican national, was appointed to this position by the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Natalia Kanem. The new regional director of UNFPA’s West and Central Africa regional office took office on September 3 in Dakar, Senegal, replacing Senegalese Mabingue Ngom, who was assigned to other duties. […]

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Boris Bilé Coffi appointed CEO of BGFIBank Europe and Francesco De Musso appointed ADG of BGFIBank DRC

Boris Bilé Coffi of Côte d’Ivoire has been appointed Managing Director of BGFIBank Europe, based in Paris. He succeeds Francesco De Musso of Congo-Brazzaville, who has been appointed Director General of BGFIBank in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). BGFIBank Group is an international financial group with 2,300 employees in 11 countries: Benin, Cameroon, Congo, […]

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