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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. 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 Permanent Secretary and the Secretary to Treasury at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Rwanda. 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 Non-Executive Director for Rwanda, Mauritius, Zimbabwe and Eritrea.

Gerome Masankisi Kamwanga
, Mr.Masankisi 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.

Oliver Saasa, Professor Oliver 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 has written numerous publications and conducted research on various economic issues within the region. He is the current Chairman of the Board and Director for Zambia, Kenya and Somalia


Mr. Mingzhi Lui, Mr. Mingzhi Lui 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. Lui is currently the Cheif Representative for Africa, People's Bank of China. He is the Non-Executive Director for China.


Mariam Hamadou, Central 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.


Mr. Asamoah is an investment professional with over 25 years of experience originating and executing transactions in both developed and developing markets. He is the Vice-President for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration at the African Development Bank (AfDB), with responsibilities including the Bank's Private Sector Operations; Financial Institutions/Markets & Equity, including Private Equity Funds; NEPAD and Regional Projects; as well as the implementation of sustainable Infrastructure programs throughout Africa.
He was previously the Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), an International Organization established and headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, and initially capitalized in 2007 at over US $1 billion.
Immediately prior to this Mr. Asamoah was the Vice-President for Private Sector and International Investments at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), based in Johannesburg. Mr. Asamoah was formerly the Special Assistant to the Executive Vice-President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Managing Director of the World Bank based in Washington, DC, and later became a Principal Investment Officer at the IFC in Johannesburg, leading IFC's activities across Africa in the ICT sector.
Prior to this, Mr. Asamoah was an investment banker in the City of London with HSBC Markets.
He has a Master's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in London.

Dr. Frannie Léautier
,is Partner and CEO of Mkoba Private Equity, a fund offering growth capital to small and medium enterprises in Africa. Previously she served as World Bank Vice President and Chief of Staff to the President of the World Bank; Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF); and Founder and Managing Partner of the Fezembat Group, a company focused on risk management and leadership development. She holds a number of board positions: as a non-Executive Director at PTA Bank; as a Director at Large at AERC; as a founding Board Member at Nelson Mandela Institute for Science & Technology; as a founding member of the Journal of Infrastructure Systems and member of the editorial board of the Journal of African Trade (JAT); as a member the board at UONGOZI Institute, advisory board of MIT-OCW, and Visiting Committees at the MIT Corporation. She served as Co-Chair for WEF Africa and is a member of the WEF Global Agenda Councils. She holds the title of Queen of Development for the Agona area in Ghana. She has a BsC in Civil Engineering from University of Dar es Salaam; holds a Masters and PhD from MIT; graduated Harvard University’s Executive Program; and holds an honorary degree in Humane Letters from North Central College in recognition of her contribution to Africa. She was Distinguished Professor at Sciences Po Paris. Dr. Léautier is well published with a series of books and articles, including a well-acclaimed book on Leadership in a Globalized World. She is a Tanzanian national..

Rupert Simeon, Rupert Horace Simeon He 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. In 2011 he was elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the PTA Bank a post he held for one year. He has been involved in the Seychelles economic reform program and more recently on tax reform, which includes the introduction of the Value Added Tax (replacing the Goods and Services Tax). 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 current Chairman of the Board and the Director for Malawi, Seychelles and Tanzania.



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