Leila Farah Mokaddem, Tunisian constituency, joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) in 2002.
Leila occupied the positions of Regional Resident Representative of the AfDB Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal, managing four countries and a portfolio of 40 operations, before being appointed as Resident Representative of the AfDB Egypt field office in January 2014 managing a portfolio worth $2billion.
Prior to that, she was Head of Financial Institutions Division at the AfDB’s Private Sector Department. Leila Mokaddem was in charge of the financing and the support to African financial institutions, private equity, SME banking and Microfinance. She structured complex financial solutions in over 35 of the most challenging emerging and developing markets. She executed over US$2.5 billion in financing financial industries ranging from regional development financial institutions to Trade Finance and Micro-Finance. She has developed innovative financial inclusion initiatives including the Africa Guarantee Fund, Migration and Development Fund, Initiative for the financing of Growth Oriented Women Enterprises and the Trade Finance Initiative. She is member of the Bank’s Network of Economists.
Prior to join AfDB, Leila was long-term fiscal advisor to the IMF.
Leila started her carrier at the Ministry Economy of Tunisia and has MBA degree in International Finance and International trade, respectively.
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