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Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina

President, Africa Development Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Agricultural economist and specialist in African agriculture. Member, MDG Advocacy Group. Immediate Past President, African Association of Agricultural Economists. Member of the Board, International Association of Agricultural Economists. Author. Recipient of Borlaug CAST Communications Award (2010). Recipient of the Gene White Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Nutrition (2017). Laureate for the World Food Prize (2017). Interests: development of pro-poor agricultural policies, markets and institutions, reduction of rural poverty, management of large research and development operations, development of public-private partnerships to assist African countries to improve opportunities for poor.