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Akinwumi Adesina

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Akinwumi Adesina
Akinwumi Adesina in 2014
8th President of the African
Development Bank
Assumed office
1 September 2015
Preceded byDonald Kaberuka
Nigerian Agriculture Minister
In office
Preceded byAbba Sayyadi Ruma
Succeeded byAudu Ogbeh
Personal details
Born (1960-02-06) 6 February 1960 (age 64)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Ife
Purdue University (PhD)

Akinwumi "Akin" Adesina is a Nigerian agricultural economist and the President of the African Development Bank. He served as Nigeria's Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Before then, he was the Vice President of Policy and Partnerships for the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).[2][3]


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Adesina attended a village school and holds bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics with First Class Honors from the University of Ife, Nigeria. He proceeded his studies at Purdue University in Indiana. He obtained his PhD (Agricultural Economics) from Purdue.[4]


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  1. The President's biography, African Development Bank
  2. "Interview: Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture, Nigeria - Analysis - This is Africa". 2015-01-12. Archived from the original on 2015-01-12. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  3. "Sign Up | LinkedIn". www.linkedin.com. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  4. God's Surprises Along the Journey. Retrieved 2021-04-25. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help)