AfDB’s Vice President, Jennifer Blanke Resigns.

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Dr Jennifer Blanke, the Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank, (AfDB) has resigned her position, as announced by the bank on Wednesday, June 10 noting that her 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.

“I thank President Akinwumi Adesina for his strong leadership, guidance, and support which have undoubtedly motivated and helped my team and I to play a key role in the transformation of the bank. I feel privileged to have been given an opportunity to contribute to the bank’s agenda for accelerating Africa’s social and economic transformation.

AfDB President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, expressed satisfication to have worked with Blanke over the past three years.

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