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Louka T. Katseli

Louka T. Katseli is a Greek economist, development strategist and politician with extensive leadership experience at both national and international levels. She is a former Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping and a former Minister for Labor and Social Security in Greece as well as former lawmaker who led the PASOK party’s Group in the Economics Committee of the Parliament of Greece.

At the international level, she has been Director of the OECD Development Centre; Acting Member, Vice Chair and Rapporteur of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy reporting to ECOSOC and the Secretary General; and Member of high-level United Nations and European Commission Committees.

Currently, she is Independent Non-Executive Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece Cyprus LTD, Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Athens Development and Governance Institute, Member of the Group of 50 European personalities focusing on the workings of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) of the European Commission and member of the Steering Committee of the European Association of Development Economics, (EADI).

She is also Professor of International Economics and Development at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana