2 Dr. Mubiru, a Ugandan national , brings close to 25 years of experience to the position, with a proven track record in the various positions he has held at the African Development Bank and elsewhere.
3 Mubiru has been Acting Director General in the Office of the President’s Cabinet since December 2021 and Director of Strategy and Delivery, in the same office.
4 Mubiru joined the Bank as Principal Research Economist in 2009 and has since served in various other roles.
6 In 2012, he was appointed Senior Strategy Advisor in the Strategy and Operations Policy Department and was part of the core group that coordinated the development of the Bank’s 10-Year Strategy 2013-2022.
7 During the same period, he also served as Task Manager for the preparation of the Bank’s 2013-2017 Private Sector Strategy.
8 In 2014, he was appointed Manager of the Resource Mobilization Department, where he was part of the core team that led, organized and coordinated the 14th replenishment of the African Development Fund. In 2018, he was appointed Country Manager in the Tanzania Country Office, where he managed a portfolio of more than $2.3 billion.
9 Before joining the African Development Bank, Mubiru worked as Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University (2008-2009), Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of the National University of Singapore (2001- 2008), Project Economist at the World Bank in Thailand (1999-2001) and Research Associate at the Thailand Development Research Institute (1994-1995).
10 “I am deeply moved and inspired by President Adesina for the trust that he, once again, has placed in me with this appointment,” said Mubiru.
11 “I look forward to working with the rest of the Cabinet, as well as Senior Management, to support the President as he leads the Bank toward the successful implementation of the stated objectives of his second term.
12 The Bank has given me so much since I joined, and I will strive to work to the best of my ability and use my potential to the fullest, to give back as much as I can, while in this role.” Mubiru holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Public Affairs, both from Princeton University, and a B.A. (cum laude) in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics from Macalester College, USA.
14 Adesina, said: “Alex’s extensive experience as part of the senior leadership team in my cabinet office, as well as in other parts of the institution, will enable him to support me from effectively at a crucial moment in the institution’s history.
15 He brings deep institutional knowledge, a solid track record and quiet maturity to the role.
16 I am confident that he will have an immediate impact in streamlining strategic initiatives, overseeing program management, and communicating goals throughout the institution.”