AKINWUMI A. ADESINA

AKINWUMI A. ADESINA

President

African Development Bank

Dr. Akinwumi Ayodeji ADESINA was elected President of the African Development Bank Group in 2015. In 2019 he received the Sunhak Peace Prize for his achievements in promoting food security in Africa through agricultural innovation. The biennial award honours individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to world peace for future generations.

He previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, during which time he implemented bold policy reforms and created new agricultural investment programmes to expand opportunities for the private sector.