AfDB appoints a new Acting Director for Communications and External Relations

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.

Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf
Nafissatou N’diaye Diouf

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.