Ngafuan named AfDB Country Manager for Uganda

The African Development Bank has designated Liberia’s Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan as Country Manager for Uganda.

The announcement was made late Monday on the entity’s website after rigorous vetting by the bank’s President, Akinwumi Adesina, formerly Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development.

In his appointment he celebrated Ngafuan as a seasoned economist, accountant and diplomat.

Augustine, a Liberian national he says, brings to the Bank many years of experience in public sector management with leadership roles in the banking sector and the Liberian Government.

‘He recently served as Member of the Board of Directors of Ecobank Liberia Limited, and Interim Head of the Project Complaint Mechanism at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),’ the statement said.

A former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Dean of the Liberian Cabinet, Ngafuan was also the Minister of Finance of Liberia from 2008 to 2012 after serving as Director General of the Bureau of the Budget of the Republic of Liberia.

As Minister of Finance, he was Liberia’s Governor to the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank (2008-2012).

Augustine holds a  Master  of  Business  Administration  (MBA) in Finance and Accounting (2004) from the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, New York, USA, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting & Economics from the University of Liberia, Monrovia (2000).

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