Abdoulie Janneh

Former United Nations under-secretary general and executive secretary of the UN Economic Comm ission for Africa (ECA) (2005-2012), Abdoulie Janneh, a Gambian national, is currently a board member/executive director at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation in Dakar, Senegal. He served as UN assistant secretary-general and UNDP regional director for Africa from June 2000 to October 2005.

Mr. Janneh is an active participant on the boards/advisory panels of several organizations involved in Africa’s development, notably the Africa Forum of Former Heads of State, and is president of the governing board of the African Governance Institute and a board member of International Lawyers of Africa (ILFA), Global Integrity, AO Alliance, TrustAfrica, and Africa Risk Capacity.

Known as a strong pan-Africanist, he has delivered a number of keynote addresses, policy statements, and articles on issues germane to Africa’s development and is the author of the book Integrating Africa.