APDC Directors

Dr. Chiji Ojukwu

Managing Director

Former Director of Agriculture and Agroindustry at the African Development Bank, and currently Senior Consultant at the Brazil Africa Institute. Expert in project management, advocacy, policy, operations, and teaching of COSTAB, financial and economic analysis of projects, and application of Cost-Benefit Analysis in agricultural sector operations

Dr. Paul Lester Woomer

Director

Senior Consultant on Value Chains and youth Agripreneurship at the IITA Ibadan and Technical Advicer to IITA DG on Youth Agripreneurship.

Ms. Lilian A. Onyegbulam

Director

Lecturer, Value Chain Specialist and Agripreneur at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike; Former Project Assistant at FAO Rome, Italy on Food Security and Nutrition Capacity Development in emergency and rehabilitation context (EU-ECHO) and Research Associate, African Agricultural Technologies Foundation (AATF) 

Dr. Kifle A. Wondemu

Director

Former Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Bradford, UK. and Consultant with the African Development Bank, ILO, and EIB. A  development economist and monitoring and evaluation specialist with extensive experience in economic research, theory-driven program design, monitoring, and evaluation.

Mr. Dougou Keita

Director

Former Manager, Agriculture Division, Central and West Regions at the African Development Bank, and currently Senior Consultant at Farming Systems Research, Extension & Operations, Bamako, Mali, Experienced Agronomist and Value Chain specialist.

Dr. Lawal Umar

Director

Former Chief Livestock Officer and experienced Operations Task Manager across the African continent, at the African Development Bank, Abidajn, Tunis and Nairobi Offices.

Dr Chi Tawah

Director

Former Lead Adviser to the Senior Vice President at the African Development Bank, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, experienced Operations manager and livestock specialist.

ROBERT PEPRAH

Director

Former Officer-In-Charge, Disbursement Division, Africa Development Bank with Fifteen years of experience in managing decentralized and multicultural teams and Nine years of experience leading policy dialogue, the design and implementation of Financial Management and Loan Disbursement systems for Donor funded projects in many countries in Africa

Dr. Evans Mwangi

Country Representative, East Africa

Dr. Evans Mwangi is a natural resources expert with over 20 years experience as independent consultant, technical adviser, program officer, university lecturer, field conservation practitioner, wildlife scientist and, policy researcher. He  has undertaken project design, implementation and evaluation for UNDP, GEF, EU USAID, AfDB and international conservation NGOs, in eastern and southern Africa. He represents APDC in East Africa

Mr. Lawrence Onukwuba

Company Secretary

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Hawa Keita

Junior Consultant/Socio economist 

Hawa Keita earned a double Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sociology and Communication from the University of Ottawa in Canada and obtained her Master Degree in Social Development at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom in March 2020. As proposals coordinator for Nathan Associates London, a leading international development consultancy firm, Hawa supported Business Development teams in the preparation of proposals for international donors such as the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) Group and the European Commission. Prior to joining Nathan, in Mali, she coordinated Initiative for Africa (IFA) for Public Affairs Africa, a platform promoting youth entrepreneurship.