Akinwumi A. Adesina is President of the African Development Bank. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, is a former finance minister and foreign minister of Nigeria. Vera Songwe is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, a former Prime Minister of Niger, is CEO of the African Union Development Agency’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development.
Copyright: Project Syndicate, 2021.