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The African Legal Support Facility Announces Two New Board Members

The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or the “Facility”) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members, Mrs. Manisha Dookhony and Mrs. Pippa Tubman Armerding, who were appointed to the Management Board on the 23rd May 2022.

Mrs. Manisha Dookhony is an Economist, with double master’s degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Harvard University. She has very strong linkages across both Francophone and Anglophone Africa and has over 20 years' experience developing policies and strategies for business environment and advising business leaders and high-level government officials at Presidential level. Her insights are highly sought-after in economics, regulatory affairs, and business-related matters.

Manisha serves on a range of for-profit and nonprofit institutions. She is the co-founder and director of Mauritius Society Renewal and vice-chair for the Women in Investment and Finance Association. She co-manages Africa Rise, an EU funded regional facility that covers 25 countries in Eastern and South Africa. She is also the senior advisor for the Namibian Investment Promotion and Development Board.

Mrs. Pippa Tubman Armerding is a lawyer and business professional with 20 years’ experience operating across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas in multi-cultural, global environments and providing sophisticated strategic and legal advice to multi-national corporations and academic institutions. She is a dedicated, innovative and results driven leader with immense experience in developing targeted solutions, implementing business strategy, conducting in-depth research and developing business case studies. She is passionate about Africa and drawn to opportunities that would benefit from her extensive legal, strategy and business experience to contribute to the development of the continent and make a difference in the lives of its people.

Pippa is currently the Executive Director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Africa Research Office and an Independent Director of Godrej Consumer Products Limited. Prior to joining HBS, Pippa was an independent legal and strategy consultant, engaged in projects, including those designed to empower and educate young Africans, particularly girls.

The ALSF’s Management Board is responsible for the efficient and effective conduct of all operations of the Facility, as well as the approval of its Budget and appointment of its Director and CEO. The Board comprises five members of high integrity and competence, acting in their individual capacity, and are appointed by the Governing Council for a three-year, non-renewable term. The current members of the Board are Christine Agimba (Chairperson), Ambassador Arve Ofstad, Diko Mukete, Manisha Dookhony, and Pippa Tubman Amerding.

About the ALSF

Established by the African Development Bank in 2008, the ALSF assists African governments in negotiating complex commercial transactions, providing legal and technical assistance and developing capacity building tools in the key sectors of infrastructure and public-private partnerships, energy, natural resources and extractive industries, as well as on sovereign debt and creditor disputes.