Vice President, Regional Development , Integration and Business Delivery

  • Position title: Vice President, Regional Development , Integration and Business Delivery
  • 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, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (VP, RDIBD) will drive the implementation and execution of a new development and business delivery model for the Bank. S/he will create and lead five new regional development and business delivery offices. The VP, RDIBD will deepen regional integration by cultivating strategic partnerships with regional economic communities and development banks, and will execute major regional projects to improve trade and competiveness.

Selection Criteria

S/he will have broad knowledge of the state of regional integration and development in Africa and the linkages across sectors. S/he will bring senior executive experience in operations in Africa with a record of delivering results in complex project, country and partner arrangements.
This role reports to the President and require 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 P1605-082L in the subject heading of the email.
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