New management appointments for the African Development Bank

Omobola HollistThe African Development Bank has announced five new senior appointments

Dr Victor B. Oladokun, a British citizen, is the new director of communication and external relations. He has more than 25 years experience in public relations, corporate branding, journalism, leadership development and executive coaching, and he joins the bank from 3D Global Consult, a media and communications consulting firm based in Nigeria, where he has been CEO since 2012.

Dr Abdu Mukhta, a US citizen, is the new director of industrial and trade development, joining the bank from the Dangote group, where he was based in Nigeria as the group chief strategy officer.

Trevor de Kock, from South Africa, is the new director of financial management. He has been with the African Development Bank since 1999, when he joined as division manager for the financial technical services division. Most recently, he was officer-in-charge of the financial management department.

Omobola Hollist, from Nigeria,the new director of financial controls, is another long-serving African Development Bank manager. She has been with the bank since 1991, starting as a loan accounting officer. Between 1997 and 2001, she was chief financial statistician in the loan accounting and statistics division. From 2001 until 2007, she was manager of that division. In 2007, she became manager of disbursements and, most recently, Ms Hollist was acting director of the financial control department.

Jacques Edjangue, a Cameroonian national, is the new director of language services. He has managed the bank’s French translation division since 2011. He joined the bank in 2002 as a senior translator and was appointed as a principal adviser in 2007 before becoming a manager.

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