AfDB appoints Yacine Fal to head Adesina’s office
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has appointed Ms. Yacine FAL as Director General, Cabinet Office of its president, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, effective 1st November 2020.
According to a statement by the bank, the Director General oversees the administrative and operational work and activities of the Cabinet Office of the president.
She will oversee the work of senior staff to improve overall coordination and engagement of the president and chairman of the Board of Directors with the board. Yacine Fal, a Senegalese citizen, a seasoned and results-oriented
is business development and service delivery professional with over 20 years of experience in banking, legal, and procurement fields.
Ms. Fal joined the African Development Bank as a Principal Legal Counsel in the procurement unit in 1998.
Commenting on her appointment, Yacine said “I am greatly honored by the confidence reposed in me by President Adesina to support him in ensuring the successful implementation of his bold vision for the bank and the continent.
“I look forward to leading teams in the president’s Cabinet Office to provide managerial, administrative, and operational bandwidth and to assure the success of the president’s vision and mandate following his historic re-election with 100% vote of the bank’s shareholders.”
Yacine holds a Masters of Law degree (1984) from the University of Dakar, where she specialised in corporate and tax law, and a postgraduate degree in International Law (1987) from the University of Paris. X.
According to Dr. Adesina, “Yacine is a highly capable manager. She brings vast knowledge and experience of the bank’s legal, procurement, human resources, processes, systems, and operations to her new position. I am delighted to have Yacine lead a restructured Cabinet Office of the president that will comprehensively support the delivery of my vision and mandate to strengthen the bank and accelerate Africa’s development.”