AfDB appoints Negatu as DG East Africa
The African Development Bank has appointed Gabriel Negatu (pictured) as the director general for the Eastern Africa regional development and business delivery office. The regional office is part of the bank’s new business approach to accelerate its business and development impacts across Africa, it said yesterday. Negatu, who assumes his new role effective December 1 (tomorrow), has more than 25 years of senior level programme, operations and managerial experience, including 18 years at the African Development Bank. “He brings extensive experience in operations, having been senior and principal programme officer (1998-2002), chief programme officer (20022006) and sector director for economic and financial governance, where he led the bank’s first governance department,” the lender said in a statement. Negatu was appointed in 2010 as the country and regional director for the East Africa Regional Resource Centre.