Mr. Abdoulie Janneh
Mr. Janneh is Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. He is a Gambian national who was the United Nations Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, Mr. Janneh fostered strong partnerships at the highest levels between ECA and governments, the private sector, civil society, as well as national, regional and international organizations. Prior to joining ECA, Mr. Janneh served as UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Africa (2000-2005). In that capacity, he managed the UNDP’s largest Regional Bureau, covering 44 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and overseeing more than 1,500 staff. He had also previously held senior positions in UNDP and its affiliated funds, including Resident Representative posts in various countries, as well as Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund (1990-1993).