Outgoing Senior Vice President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Charles Boamah, attended his last Board meeting in February 2020, after 23 years of service at the bank.
“You are going to leave large pair of shoes to be filled… On behalf of the Bank, I wish to say that we are content with your work, we are content with your commitment to the African Development Bank, we are content with your passion for the continent,” Said Bright Okogu, Executive Director for Nigeria and São Tomé and Príncipe .
Since 1996, SVP Charles Boamah has been a constant presence at the AfDB during a tenure full of milestones. Before assuming the role of Senior Vice President, he served as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of the Bank and as Acting First Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.
Bank President Akinwumi Adesina expressed gratitude and appreciation to “an amazing character and leader. Some of the pioneering initiatives have been led by Charles… Charles has dedicated half of his career to Africa’s development,” Adesina said.
Responding to the accolades and warm farewells, Boamah said: “I feel very honored and privileged to be have been part of the journey. It’s been a huge privilege to have been given the opportunity to serve. It’s about making a difference, and that’s what brought me to the Bank.
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