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AfDB appoints Kapil Kapoor as director general, Southern Africa

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Staff Writer | Abidjan, Ivory Coast | August 2, 2018
Kapil KapoorThe African Development Bank Group (AfDB) appoints Kapil Kapoor as director general, Southern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, effective September 1, 2018.
Dr. Kapoor has been the Director for Strategy and Operational Policies since February 2012, when he joined the African Development Bank.

He has an established track record of effectively engaging national governments in high level policy dialogue, catalyzing policy change in a variety of difficult economic and political settings and supporting development initiatives through innovative project finance.

He had earlier worked as a manager and development economist with the World Bank.

He has led numerous development initiatives in diverse country settings, ranging from fragile states like Afghanistan and Somalia, to small island economies like Mauritius and Sri Lanka, to large and fast growing economies like Bangladesh and India.

Dr. Kapoor holds a PhD degree in Economics from the George Washington University, USA.

Prior to joining the African Development Bank Group in 2012, he held a series of senior positions with the World Bank Group, including the World Bank’s Representative for Uganda and Zambia and the World Bank’s Sector Manager for its poverty reduction, economic management and governance program in Asia.


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