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Members of the AERC Board of Directors – May 2018


Dr. Louis Kasekende
Chair of the AERC Board; Director at Large;
Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda;

Kampala, Uganda

Prof. Pramila Krishnan
Vice Chair of the AERC Board; Institutional Director representing the Department for International Development (DFID);
Professor of Economics for Development, University of Oxford; United Kingdom

Dr. Frannie A. Léautier

Treasurer of the AERC Board; Director at Large; Founder and Managing Partner, The Fezembat Group; Castelnau-de-Montmiral, France

Dr. Keith Jefferis

Secretary of the AERC Board; Director at Large; Managing Director, Econsult Botswana Ltd; Gaborone, Botswana

Mr. Admassu Tadesse

Institutional Director representing the Trade and Development Bank; President and Chief Executive Officer, Trade and Development Bank; Nairobi, Kenya

Dr. Jean-Louis Ekra

Director at Large, AERC Board; former President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export-Import Bank; Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


Dr. Anthony M. Maruping
Director at Large, AERC Board; former Commissioner for Economic Affairs, the African Union; Maseru, Lesotho

Dr. Catherine Gwin

Director at Large, AERC Board;

New York, USA

Hon. Prof. Bakayoko-Ly Ramata

Director at Large, AERC Board; Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research; Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire


Dr. Karen Nelson

Institutional Director representing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on the AERC Board; Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Development, USAID; Washington, D.C., USA

Dr. Albert Zeufack

Institutional Director representing The World Bank on the AERC Board; Chief Economist for the Africa region; Washington, D.C., USA

Dr. Philipp Krause

Institutional Director representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the AERC Board; Deputy Director, Country Finance, Development Policy and Finance; Washington, D.C., USA

Dr. Kamau Thugge

Institutional Director representing The National Treasury, Kenya on the AERC Board; Principal Secretary, Kenya


Dr. Johanna Värlander

Institutional Director representing the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency on the AERC Board (Observer); Research Advisor, PARTNER/FORSK; Stockholm, Sweden

Gov. Lesetja Kganyago

Group Director representing the AERC Central Banks Governors’ Forum on the AERC Board; Governor, The South African Reserve Bank; Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. Geoffrey N. Mwau, EBS
Ex-officio member of the AERC Board; Chair of the AERC Programme Committee; Director General, Budget, Fiscal & Economic Affairs, The National Treasury, Kenya

Prof. Lemma W. Senbet

Ex officio member of the AERC Board; Executive Director, AERC




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