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Philibert Afrika

Board Chairman

Mr. Afrika is a seasoned Development Economist and a Banker with a solid experience in the fields of Financing for Development, Project Management, Policy Formulation and Regional Integration.

He worked for 30 years with the African Development Bank (AfDB) and for 15 years, in senior management roles including Secretary General, Director of Policy and Resource Mobilization, Director of Operations and Director of NEPAD and Regional Integration.

He retired from the Bank in December 2009. He is a founding member and Chairman of the Board of the University of Kigali, and currently manages the University ‘s Center for Economic Governance and Leadership. 

Prior to his appointment on the COGEBANQUE board, he was a board member of Access Bank Rwanda, a subsidiary of Access Bank Nigeria Plc.