The African Development Bank Group has named Ms. Yacine Fal as the Acting Vice President of Regional Development, Integration, and Business Delivery of the African Development Bank Group.
Ms. Fal’s exceptional work ethic and leadership qualities, according to the bank, make her the best candidate to manage the post.
Yacine expressed her gratitude to the company’s management for their trust in her. She vowed to leverage her in-depth understanding of the organization to help it reach new heights.
“I am greatly honored by the confidence reposed in me by President Adesina in appointing me into this role as Acting Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery. I will bring my extensive knowledge and experience of the Bank’s operations and on-the-ground experience working in various countries and regions to support our Director-General and country managers. I will also work closely with the Bank’s operational complexes and the Senior Management team, to build on our achievements and further enhance effectiveness in the delivery of quality operations for the Bank.”Ms. Fal
Yacine was also praised by the President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, who stated that she will bring excellence and quality leadership to the organization.
“Yacine Fal is one of the most experienced leaders in the African Development Bank Group. She has managed large and complex African Development Bank operations involving several countries. She was Country Manager responsible for the Bank’s operations in Morocco and later in Tunisia, where she was Deputy Director-General in charge of operations in several countries. Until her appointment, she has been Director-General in the Cabinet Office of the President. Yacine is an astute and effective leader who builds and inspires teams to work effectively in delivering results. She will deliver quality leadership for the directors General and country managers and work effectively with all other vice presidents of the Bank to further enhance the delivery and quality of our operations until a new substantive vice president is appointed.”Ms. Fal
Ms. Fal Previous Role at the Organization
Ms. Fal’s previous job as the Director-General of the Cabinet Office of the President was to manage the Cabinet Office of the President’s administrative and operational duties and activities. This includes ensuring that all units and departments reporting directly to the President were in good working order. She ensured that all Presidential initiatives and Bank operations were delivered with increased efficiency and effectiveness, in accordance with agreements with the respective Vice Presidency Complexes. She also managed senior staff’s efforts to strengthen the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors’ overall coordination and interaction with the Board.
Ms. Fal worked for the African Development Bank as a Principal Legal Counsel in the procurement unit from 1998 to 2007, and then as the Manager responsible for the President’s Reform Implementation Team (2007-2008). She was named Officer in Charge of the Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department in 2010-2011, as well as Manager of the Procurement Services Division in 2011. (2008-2013). Ms. Fal later worked as the Bank’s Resident Representative in Morocco (2014-2017).
Ms. Fal was named Deputy Director-General of the North Africa Business Development and Service Delivery Office by African Development Bank President Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina in 2016. In November 2020, she was named Director-General of the President’s Cabinet Office.