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The Board of Directors has responsibility for the general conduct of the ordinary operations of the Bank and, in this regard, exercises all the powers delegated to it by the Board of Governors to discharge the said responsibility.

The Board of Directors consists of not more than Ten Non-Executive Directors (each of whom is elected for a 3-year term, but are then eligible for re-election) and the Bank's President as an ex-officio member. 

Mrs. Kampeta Sayinzoga,

Mrs. Sayinzoga is a holder of a Master's Degree in Economic Development and Policy Analysis from the University of Nottingham in Nottingham, UK. Ms. Sayinzoga is the Director of Cabinet in the office of the Prime Minister. She sits on various Boards including the East African Development bank, Fina Bank, Rwanda Revenue Authority and Chairs the Development Partners Consultative Group and several Steering Committees. She is  the current Chairperson of the Board and the Non-Executive Director for Rwanda, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Eritrea.

Mr. Gerome Masankisi Kamwanga,

Mr. Kamwanga is an economist and a holder of a Master's of Science in Mathematical Financial Modeling from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He has over 7 years' experience in Financial Management gained from DRC and South Africa. He is currently a Senior Advisor in charge of Cooperation at the office of the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is the Non-Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Comoros and Sudan.

Professor Oliver Saasa,

Professor Saasa is a holder of a Master's of Science in International Studies and a PhD in International Economic Studies from Southampton University in the UK. Prof. Saasa is currently a Managing Consultant/CEO of Premier Consult Ltd in Lusaka. He serves on a number of Boards including Stanbic Bank PLC, Stanbic Nominees and the Public Service Pensions Fund where he is a presidential appointee. He is the Non-Executive Director for Zambia, Kenya and Somalia

Mr. Mingzhi Liu,

Mr. Liu is a holder of a Master's in Economics from the Fudan University in Shanghai, China and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Peking University in Beijing, China. Mr. Liu is currently the Chief Representative for Africa, People's Bank of China. He is the Non-Executive Director for Non-African States.

Mrs. Mariam Hamadou,

Mrs. Hamadou is a holder of a Master's Degree in Management of Economic Policies from the CERDI in Clermont Ferrand, France. Ms. Hamadou is currently the Director of Economy and Planning in Djibouti. She has over 17 years of experience in Management, Project development and Assessment of policies. She is the Non- Executive Director for Djibouti, Tanzania and Egypt.

Abdel-Rahaman Taha,

Dr. Taha holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. He has over 40 years' experience in the management of regional multilateral development finance institutions focusing on trade finance and export credit and political risk insurance, covering African and other developing countries. Dr. Taha previously served as the CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit. Dr. Taha is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Bank.

Mr. Rupert Simeon

Mr. Simeon holds a B.A. (Hons) in Banking, Insurance and Finance from the University of Wales since 1998.Mr. Simeon is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Investment Board. He has occupied several posts within the Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment over the years and is a member of several Boards including the Seychelles International Business Authority, Development Bank of Seychelles and PTA Bank. Mr. Simeon is also the chief negotiator for Double Tax Avoidance Agreements and is the focal person for OECD Global Forum Peer Review on transparency and exchange of information in Seychelles. He is the Non-Executive Director for "Malawi, Seychelles, Ethiopia and Burundi".


Mohamed Kalif

Mohamed Kalif is the head of Financial Intermediation of the African Development Bank (AfDB) which covers commercial banks, trade finance, SMEs, insurance, leasing and regional development financial institutions. Before joining the Private Sector Department of the AFDB, Mohamed was chief risk of African Development Bank for a period of 7 years.
Prior to joining the AFDB, Mohamed was head of project finance for a commercial bank in Dubai where he was responsible for the development of the bank's project finance activities throughout the Middle East included Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Oman and India. He also served as a credit manager for one of the largest banks in Saudi Arabia for period of four years.
Mohamed has accumulated 24 yearsbanking experiences, including of risk management, corporate banking and project finance lending in commercial banks and development financial institutions environment. He is the Non-Executive Director representing African Institutions.




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