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AfDB reassigns four personnel across key management positions

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced changes and appointments of some personnel into key positions in the continental development lender.

On Wednesday, AfDB announced the reassignment of Ebrima Faal as the Director, Operations Committee Secretariat and Quality Assurance (OPSCOM), effective 1 October 2020, While Moono Mupotola was reassigned as Country Manager, Zimbabwe Country Office, effective 1 December 2020.

The continental lender also reassigned Josephine Waithira Ngure as Country Manager for the Tanzania Country Office, effective 1 December 2020 and Peninah Kariuki as Lead Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office of the President, effective 1 December 2020.

In a statement, the bank said Faal, a Gambian national, has wide expertise in banking operations, administration and strategy, developed over nearly 25 years of service at the African Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Prior to his reassignment, Faal was Senior Director for the Nigeria Country Office.

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He previously served in other capacities at the Bank. Between 2014 and 2016, he was Director of the Office of the Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank, where he managed corporate performance and planning and provided oversight for operations. He served as the Regional Director for the Southern Africa Resource Centre (2011-2014).

Mupotola, a Zambian national, was Director of the Regional Integration Coordination Office until her recent appointment.

As Director for Regional Integration, Moono initiated and established the Bank’s Africa Trade Fund and led the development of the Regional Integration Strategy. She provided advisory services on trade, investment, regional programs and multinational operations.

She joined the Bank in 2009 as Division Manager, Regional Integration and Trade and has over 20 years of development experience in Africa.

Ngure, an auditor and a finance expert, brings to her new position extensive experience in infrastructure development, especially in transport, telecommunications, water and sanitation, finance and energy sectors.

Prior to her appointment as Country Manager, she was the Deputy Director-General for the Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office of the African Development Bank.

Ngure joined the African Development Bank in Abidjan 22 years ago and has held a number of senior positions within the Bank, including Lead Adviser to the Senior Vice President and Lead Adviser to the VP for Infrastructure, Private Sector & Regional Integration.

Kariuki, a Kenyan national, is an Economist with a career spanning 17 years in the Bank. Prior to her appointment as Lead Policy Adviser, Cabinet Office of the President, she was the Country Manager at the Bank’s Sierra Leone Country Office, a role she assumed in November 2017.

During her tenure, she has overseen a wide portfolio in various sectors including energy, water, and social sectors. She led business development, coordination with development partners and policy dialogue with senior government officials.

Kariuki joined the Bank in 2003 as a Senior Country Economist and rose to the position of Chief Country Economist in 2012. She has worked as Country Economist in several countries, including Tanzania, Uganda, Seychelles, Botswana, eSwatini and Lesotho.

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