AfDB Vice President, Jennifer Blanke Resigns
AfDB Vice President, Jennifer Blanke Resigns

Dr. Jennifer Blanke, Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB) has resigned from her position.

Eye9ja reports that this was made known in a statement on Wednesday, where the AfDB stated that Blanke’s resignation takes effect July 4th, 2020.

AfDB Vice President, Jennifer Blanke Resigns

“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,” she was quoted as saying.

“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.”

Reacting, AfDB President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, commended Jennifer for her leadership skills.

He also expressed delight to have worked with Dr. Blanke over the past three years.

“She has demonstrated genuine leadership skills and moved the needles on so many fronts, especially in the areas of food security, women’s financial empowerment, and job creations. I wish her all the best and look forward to continued partnerships and engagement with Jennifer,” Adesina said.

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