Donald Kaberuka

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Chairman and Managing Partner, SouthBridge Former Board Chair, The Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (2019 – 2023) Emeritus President, African Development Bank (2005 – 2015) Special Envoy of the African Union on Financing, the Peace Fund and COVID19 response Former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda (1997 – 2005)

A Rwandan economist and former Finance Minister, Dr. Kaberuka is the 7th President of the African Development Bank (2005-2015). He is credited for expanding the reach and impact of AfDB, Africa’s premier financial institution during his two terms as President.

Kaberuka is currently the African Union High Representative for Financing, the Peace Fund and COVID19 response. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of several organisations and think tanks including the Rockefeller Foundation, Center for Global Development, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, The Brookings Institution and the London School of Economics. He serves on the International Advisory Council of Standard Chartered Bank and Co-Chair of Council on State Fragility. He was also nominated in 2017 to Chair the panel on the third External Evaluation of the International Monetary Fund. Since retiring from the African Development Bank, he is Chairman and Managing Partner of SouthBridge a financial and investment advisory firm which he co-founded. He is a Member of the UN High-Level Independent Panel on the Sahel.