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African Development Bank Appoints Jacques Edjangue as Acting Vice President, People and Talent Management Complex

African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jacques Edjangue as Acting Vice President, People and Talent Management Complex, effective 20 June 2022.

Edjangue, a Cameroonian citizen, currently serves as Director of the Human Resources Management Department, and also Director of the Language Services Department. A thought leader, Jacques has extensive and diverse experience within the African Development Bank.

As Director of the Language Services Department, he transformed and improved the quality of his services by introducing a series of reforms and innovations. This includes leveraging and optimizing information technology for language services, setting up cutting-edge technology in translation services, setting up workflows for interpretation services, and modernizing language services using artificial intelligence and neural networks.

As Acting Director of the Human Resources Management Department, a function he has held since June 2020, Edjangue has overseen the design and implementation of a series of key initiatives and reforms that include a comprehensive review of the Staff Regulations and Staff Regulations and a review of the Performance Management Framework.

Prior to joining the Bank, Edjangue headed the Languages ​​and Conferences Section at the Secretariat of the International Panel on Distinguished Personalities, which was created by the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government. He has also served as personal Translator for Sir Ketumile Masire, former President of Botswana and Facilitator of the Democratic Republic of Congo peace process. In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Director and Deputy Permanent Representative at the Francophonie International Organization (OIF). In this capacity, he represented OIF at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Edjangue holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University, USA; a Master’s degree in Interpretation and a Master’s degree in Translation from the University of Buea, Cameroon; a Maîtrise in African-American Literature from Yaounde University, Cameroon; Certificate in Literature from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom and Certificate in Leadership and Negotiations from Harvard University, USA.

Commenting on his appointment, Edjangue said: “I would like to thank President Adesina for this appointment which has allowed me to further provide leadership and direction for the reengineering, management and implementation of the Bank’s strategy and human resource development priorities.”

President of the African Development Bank Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, said: “The new Vice Presidency for People and Talent Management was created to give greater priority and visibility to people, skills and talent management, and to further deepen staff engagement and the overall work experience of staff and all others working at the bank. I am pleased to appoint Jacques as Vice President of the People and Talent Management Complex. During the past two years, while he was in charge of the Human Resources Department, Jacques has demonstrated strong knowledge and hands-on experience in human resources and human resource management. He will help provide the leadership needed to direct this new Vice President, throughout the international search for a substantive Vice President, and until a substantive Vice President for the newly appointed People and Talent Management Complex.”

Distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB).

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About the African Development Bank Group:
The African Development Bank Group is Africa’s premier development financial institution. It consists of three distinct entities: the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Development Fund (ADF) and the Nigerian Trust Fund (NTF). In 41 African countries with external offices in Japan, the Bank contributes to the economic development and social progress of its 54 regional member states. For more information: www.AfDB.org

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African Development Bank Appoints Jacques Edjangue as Acting Vice President, People and Talent Management Complex

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