Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank Group. He previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, during which he implemented bold policy reforms and created new agricultural investment programmes to expand opportunities for the private sector. A distinguished development economist and agricultural development expert, he was Vice-President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Associate Director at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York. He has received a number of global awards for his leadership and work in agriculture and economic development.
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Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at University of Wolverhampton, UK
Professor of International Business at Offenburg University
Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa
Director of International Records Management Trust