Jacob Kolster

Jacob Kolster
  • Regional Director, North Africa
    African Development Bank (AfDB)

MA in Economics, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Former Economist, Danish Central Bank. More than 20 years at the World Bank, including: Country Economist for a number of developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South-East Asia; 1998, General Manager, External Affairs, Europe Office, World Bank; 2000, Manager, Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative; 2002-05, Adviser to the Bank's Senior Management on International Financial Architecture, Global Issues and Global Partnership, including G8, G20, G24 and APEC; 2005, Lead Economist, regional integration work in Africa. Since 2009, Director, North Africa Regional Department, AfDB.