The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has a new Acting Director for the Communications and External Relations Department. Since 1 April, Mrs. Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf, a Senegalese national, heads the department.
Nafissatou brings over twenty years of experience to the role, with a comprehensive background in corporate communications, public relations, journalism, digital and media Development.
“Nafissatou is a respected professional in the Communications and External Relations industry. I look to Nafissatou to steer the Department at this critical moment as the Bank responds to the rapidly changing situation of COVID-19 and to continue the excellent work done to date in the Department”, said Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB’s President.
As Division Manager since 2018, she has built and led a world-class team of editors, writers, digital and media specialists, resulting in an exponential increase in coverage and awareness around the Bank’s strategic objectives and projects.
Prior, Nafissatou had served as a communications consultant with the Bank’s Private Sector and Infrastructure Complex and Trade Department from 2016 to 2018, streamlining communication and public relations strategies across a variety of platforms.