The African Development Bank (AfDB) has appointed Eyerusalem Fasika to replace Dr Yero Baldeh as the bank’s new country manager for Ghana.
Eyerusalem, an Ethiopian national, joined the African Development Bank in 2009.
Until her appointment, Fasika was the country program officer and acting country manager for the Malawi Country Office.
She brings to this role broad-based experience in-country strategy, program and portfolio management and review, results-based management, quality assurance, public finance, capacity building, country dialogue, and partnership and aid coordination.
Since joining the Bank, she has served as a principal country programme officer, Malawi Country Office (2009-2013 and 2018 to date), and in a similar capacity for the Zimbabwe Country Office (2013-2018).
Prior to joining the African Development Bank, Eyerusalem worked at the World Bank in Ethiopia as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (2004-2009), Research Analyst (1996- 2002). At the World Bank, Eyerusalem focused on monitoring and evaluation, project supervision, portfolio review, public finance, country dialogue and aid coordination. While in Ethiopia, she also provided cross-country support to Sudan in project management.
Eyerusalem holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with a focus on International Finance and Development, from New York University (2004), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Southeastern University, USA (1993).
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