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AfDB Vice-President, Jennifer Blanke, Resigns

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Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, Dr , has resigned.

AfDB Vice-President Resigns
Vice-President Resigns

The bank disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement, saying Blanke’s resignation would take effect July 4, 2020.

She was quoted as saying, “I am leaving purely for family reasons to rejoin my family in Switzerland, after a very fulfilling time at the bank. I will miss the bank and the excellent team we have built. I will continue to strongly support the bank from wherever I am.

“She has demonstrated genuine leadership skills and moved the needles on so many fronts, especially in the areas of food security, women’s financial empowerment, and job creations. I wish her all the best and look forward to continued partnerships and engagement with Jennifer,” Adesina said.

Blanke joined the bank in early 2017 and has overseen a number of its programmes, according to the statement.

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