Cote d'Ivoire: Senior leadership appointments announced at AfDB

Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has appointed Nigeria-born Victor Oladokun as its Director for Communication and External Relations with effect from 1 September, 2017.

Dr. Oladokun, a citizen of Great Britain, is a highly-accomplished communications and media practitioner with more than 25 years of demonstrated expertise in public relations, corporate branding, journalism, broadcasting, strategic communications consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, and as an adjunct professor.

The AfDB said Dr. Oladokun has garnered rich experience with leading conglomerates and non-governmental organizations in the United States and Africa, as well as strong cross-cultural experiences having worked on several projects in almost 30 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Dr. Oladokun joins the AfDB from 3D Global Consult, a media and communications consulting firm in Nigeria, where he has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2012. He has been responsible for strategy formulation, operational management, high-level client liaison as well as new business development.

The Bank has also announced the appointment of Dr. Abdu Mukhtar as Director for Industrial and Trade Development with effect from 28 September 2017.

Dr. Mukhtar is a citizen of the United States of America, and joins the Bank from the Dangote Group of Industries, Nigeria, where he has been the Group Chief Strategy Officer since 2014.

Dr. Mukhtar started his career as a Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health in Kano, Nigeria, in 1991, and later worked as a Research Associate at the Boston University Medical Centre in the United States of America where he performed ground-breaking research in the Pulmonary Center and cloned a human gene.

Also appointed are South African Trevor de Kock as Director, Financial Management, with effect from 1 July, 2017.

Trevor is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in banking, development finance, and treasury and risk management.

Mr. de Kock joined the Bank in 1999 as Division Manager, Financial Technical Services Division, in the Treasury Department, where he was responsible for supporting the development and roll-out of the Bank’s market-based lending products.

In 2007 he moved to the Financial Management Department as Division Manager, Treasury Risk Management with the overall responsibility for treasury compliance and risk reporting, treasury risk analytics and treasury information systems. He has also been Officer-in-Charge of the Financial Management Department since December 2012, which also has responsibility for the overall asset and liability management of the Bank, including the Bank’s Income Model and financial sustainability assessments and projections, interest rate, currency and liquidity risk management and the development of financial policies.

Mr. de Kock holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from Rhodes University, South Africa, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

The Bank has also announced the appointment of Ms. Omobola Hollist as Director, Financial Control Department, with effect from 1 August 2017.

Ms. Hollist, a Nigerian, brings to the role over 30 years of experience in the financial sector. Until this appointment, she was Manager of Disbursements since March 2007 and Acting Director, Financial Control Department, since October 2015.

In her current roles, she has overseen the preparation of the Bank Group financial reports, ensured the maintenance of high fiduciary standards in Bank Group financed projects, and formulated and administered a broad range of financial policies and procedures relating to loan and grant administration.

The African Development Bank has also announced the appointment of Mr. Jacques Edjangue, as Director, Language Services Department, with effect from 1 September 2017.

Mr. Edjangue is a Cameroonian and has been the Manager, French Translation Division, since 2011. He joined the African Development Bank as Senior Translator in 2002. He was appointed Principal Reviser in 2007 before becoming a Manager.
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