• Position title: Directors General (Central, South, East, West, North Africa)
  • Grade: N/A
  • Position N°: N/A
  • Reference: N/A
  • Publication date: 08/07/2016
  • Closing date: 31/07/2016


Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank’s development agenda to deliver the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnected risks.
The Bank has prioritized five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate developmental impacts for Africa: Light Up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life of the People of Africa. The Bank is building a world class senior management team to lead the successful implementation of the vision.
The Bank is adapting its operating model to ensure the effective delivery of these priorities. A critical part of this is the establishment of five regional development and business delivery offices: West, East, Central, North and Southern Africa. It will appoint new Directors General to lead these operations. The Directors General will report to the President, through the Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery.
The Directors General will ensure that the Bank operates efficiently, effectively and successfully in the relevant countries, and ensure the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s work.
Energetic and results driven candidates for these roles will combine regional knowledge with excellence in delivery. They will have a proven track record of building effective teams and of cultivating successful partnerships with both governmental and private sector counterparts.
Please note there are five Director General Positions advertised, these are detailed below. Please specify if you would like to be considered for all roles or if you have a preference for a particular region.
   1. Director General - Central Africa
   2. Director General - South Africa
   3. Director General - East Africa
   4. Director General - West Africa
   5. Director General - North Africa

Duties and responsibilities

position specification with further information about the roles will shortly be posted on the Russell Reynolds Associates website. In the meantime, please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616 for any further assistance.

Selection Criteria

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 1606-043L in the subject heading of the email.
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