AfDB appoints Simon Mizrahi as Acting Director for Communication and External Relations Department

AFRICA – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced the appointment of Mr. Simon Mizrahi as Acting Director, Communication and External Relations Department (PCER). Simon is a British national who joined the Bank on the 10th of May 2009, as Head of Results Management Division. Before joining the African Development Bank, he worked for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), based in France, as Senior Policy Adviser, Aid Effectiveness Division (2001-2007) and as Deputy Head, Aid Effectiveness (2007-2009). As Deputy Head at the OECD in charge of aid…

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Helios Investment Partners appoints Phil Davis as the new director for environmental, social & governance

AFRICA – Helios Investment Partners, an Africa-focused buyout firm, has appointed Phil Davis as director of environmental, social & governance (ESG) to help the firm expand its framework and policies in the area. Phil Davis joins from Carlyle, where he was head of sustainability in the Emea region. Prior to this, Davis was an assistant director in PwC’s sustainability & climate change team for 11 years and a technical environmental consultant at engineering company Amec Foster Wheeler. Davis is a leader in his field with over 14 years of experience,…

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IMF appoints Cede Ogada as Secretary of the Fund and Director of the Secretary’s Department

KENYA – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has appointed Cede Ogada as the Secretary of the Fund and Director of the Secretary’s Department. In a statement, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said the Ogada will succeed Jianhai Lin, who is retiring. Georgieva said Ogada has outstanding institutional knowledge, strategic and intellectual heft, and people leadership, which will help the Fund to serve its member countries even more effectively in current challenging economic environment. “His unparalleled ability to bring people together, combined with his profound appreciation of the Fund’s institutional history…

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