Appointment of a new member of the African Legal Support Facility Management Board.

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 17 June 2021: The African Legal Support Facility (“the ALSF” or “the Facility”) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new member of its Management Board. Mr. Jacob Diko Mukete was appointed to the Board by the Governing Council for a three year term, effective 30 June 2021. He replaces Dr. Gaston Kenfack DOUAJNI, whose term ended on 29 June 2021.

Mr. MUKETE is a citizen of Cameroon, which is a regional member country of the ALSF. He is an accomplished banker, economist, and lawyer  with  extensive expertise in corporate law, governance, and economic and financial reforms. Mr. MUKETE is currently an Independent Non-executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank, Cameroon, and chair of its Board Governance Committee. He is also the vice-chair of the Rwanda Finance Limited and a member of its Board Governance and Audit Committee.

Mr. MUKETE previously worked the African Development Bank (“the Bank”) where he held several senior positions such as Director, Department of Governance, Economic Reforms, and Financial Management (2015-2016); Division Manager, Department of Governance, Economic Reforms, and Financial Management (2011-2015); Resident Representative/Country Manager for Rwanda and Burundi (2007-2011); Officer-in charge Ghana country office (2006-2007); Personal Assistant and officer in charge, the President’s Office (2002-2006); and Chief Economist of several African Countries including Egypt (2000-2002), Nigeria (1998-2000); Ghana, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde ( 1996-1998) and, Equatorial Guinea and Seychelles (1992-1996).

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. MUKETE served at the National Investment Corporation of Cameroon as a Division Manager (1987-1991) and Economist (1982-1987).

Mr. MUKETE brings a wealth of international experience in law, governance, and economic and financial reforms to the Management Board of the ALSF.

The ALSF takes this opportunity to acknowledge the distinguished service of Dr. Gaston Kenfack DOUAJNI, and to express appreciation for his immense contributions to the Facility, including as its chairperson.

About the ALSF

Created by the African Development Bank in 2010, the ALSF supports governments in negotiating complex commercial transactions, providing legal and technical assistance in public-private partnership projects across the oil and gas, mining and energy sectors, and in sovereign debt management and creditor litigation.