Temilade (Temi) ABIMBOLA, is a Lead Advisor to the Senior VP of the African Development Bank (AfDB) where she is part of the team working on the Bank’s African Transformative Agenda and the implementation of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, through its High 5s (which focus on ‘Light up Africa’; ‘Feed Africa’; ‘Industrialize Africa’; ‘Integrate Africa’; and, ‘Improve Quality of Life in Africa’. Prior to her current role, she was the Division Manager for Program Design & Development Division of the African Development Institute at the AfDB. Before joining the AfDB, she was an Associate Professor at Warwick Business School, The University of Warwick, England; and an Adjunct Professor of Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making at CEIBS (China European University), Accra Ghana. She holds a PhD in Management Science, from Aston Business School, Aston University, UK.
Dr. Abimbola is a topical speaker on Africa’s financial and economic development at various fora including as an invited speaker at Harvard Business School (February 2011) on African Economic Development and its Relationship with China and (February 2017) on Impact Investing In Africa: The Next Partnership Frontier?; invited by prestigious Wilton Park Centre as participants at the meeting of Central Bank Governors, Minister of Finance (among others) on African Economic Development and Risk (July 2010). She is a UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) Certified Director and has extensive practice experience with ‘Communisave’, on not-for profit, participatory, interest free organization, in the UK. Temi is a member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House); Institute of Economic Affairs and Royal African Society.