1 November 2018 – The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) presents its compliments to all TDB partners and stakeholders and has the honor to announce that Dr. Abdalla Hamdok has been appointed as Special Advisor, effective 1st November 2018.
As Special Advisor, Dr. Hamdok will work closely with TDB’s leadership and the North-East Africa Regional Office, based in Addis Ababa, on country strategies, strategic trade finance initiatives, and sub-regional economic integration projects such as resource mobilization in support of sustainable development goals, and the advancement of the African Union’s Vision 2063 in TDB Member States.
Dr. Hamdok comes to TDB with a distinguished international career, having worked with financial and non-financial multilateral institutions such as the United Nations and the African Development Bank. In the immediate past, he served as the Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and prior, as Director for NEPAD, and Regional Integration Division at UNECA. Earlier, he served as Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East at International IDEA, and as Principal Policy Economist for the African Development Bank. In addition, he has been serving as Chairperson of the Technical Committee of the High-Level Panel (HLP) on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, as Member of the Board of Human Science Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa, and a Member of the TDB High Level Panel of Eminent and Distinguished Advisors.
Dr. Hamdok is a national of Sudan and holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the School of Economic Studies, University of Manchester, UK and BSc (Honors) from University of Khartoum, Sudan. With wide-ranging international and regional experience, and a strong leadership track record in regional institutions, Dr. Hamdok is a strong and welcomed addition to TDB, and will operate out of the TDB’s Addis Ababa Regional Office for North East Africa.