Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth

  • Position title: Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth
  • Grade: EL3
  • Position N°: N/A
  • Reference: N/A
  • Publication date: 14/06/2016
  • Closing date: 01/07/2016
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire


The African Development Bank (the Bank) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty, through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues. The Bank will focus its investments around five priority areas, High 5’s: light up and power Africa; feed Africa; industrialize Africa; integrate Africa; and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is building a world-class senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.​

Duties and responsibilities

The Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth (VP, PEGG) will champion the New Deal on Energy for Africa and will lead the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa to achieve universal access to energy in Africa. The Bank will invest US$35 billion in the energy sector within the next 10 years and will leverage a further US$45 billion to US$50 billion in investments into the sector.

Selection Criteria

S/he will be a thought-leader with a track record in large-scale electrification; mega-project execution across borders; and, more broadly, energy systems capacity building.
This role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.
A position specification with further information about the role will shortly be posted on the  Russell Reynolds Associates website. In the meantime, please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616 for any further assistance.
The African Development Bank Group has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to: AFDB@russellreynolds.com . Please quote the role title and assignment code P1605-058L in the subject heading of the email.
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