Director General, Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office
African Development Bank
Dr. Ousmane DORE, a citizen of Guinea is Director General, Central Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office at the African Development Bank. He has more than 25 years of experience spanning development finance, government, and academia. Dr. DORE joined the African Development Bank in 2011 as Resident Representative and later as Country Director of Nigeria. In this capacity, he grew and diversified the Bank’s portfolio and played a key role in regional dialogues through his work with the Economic Community of West African States. He oversees a strong diverse portfolio of over US $4.5 billion.
Before joining the African Development Bank, Dr. DORE worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Senior Economist and later as Resident Representative in Senegal and Mission Chief for Guinea-Bissau in 2006. In 2007-2008, Dr. Dore served as the Minister of Economy, Finance and Planning of Guinea. In that capacity, he drove reforms within the Ministry and the Central Bank to improve financial management, deliver efficiencies and reduce corruption.
Dr. DORE is also a Geologist who obtained a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the Boke School of Mines and Geology, Guinea. He holds a Master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, USA; a Master’s degree in mineral economics from the University of Arizona, USA, and a PhD (1993) in economics with a specialization in international macroeconomic development, monetary economics and public finances from the University of Minnesota, USA.