African Development Bank hires new senior policy advisor

Kevin Urama
Kevin Urama

The African Development Bank recently hired Kevin Urama as its senior policy advisor on Inclusive and Green Growth.

Urama's new responsibilities are to lead the bank's efforts in matters involving energy, climate change, natural resource management and agriculture. He will also aid the Senior Management Coordination Committee.

Urama previously worked for Quantum Global, a Swiss-based investment advisor. At Quantum Global, Urama created and led the companies Research Lab.

“Kevin’s role to launch the Research Lab has been recognized among a broad swathe of international and African stakeholders," Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, Quantum Global group founder, said. "He is a towering professional in his field and although his tenure here has been short, it has also been marked by remarkable success and we are sorry to see him leave. We are entirely confident that his work with the African Development Bank will be characteristically authoritative and high quality and we recognize the significance of the role he will play with that august African institution. We wish him every success and look forward to welcoming him as our guest and respected former colleague when he is able to visit us.”

Urama has multiple degrees, including a First Class Honors degree, a Master's of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria-Nsukka and a Master's of Philosophy degree and Ph.D. in Land Economy from Cambridge University. He also earned the 2002/2003 James Claydon Prize for most-outstanding Ph.D. thesis in economics from St. Edmund's College.

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