45th ORDINARY GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF AADFI IN MALABO
THABO P. THAMANE, ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF AADFI
After serving as an EXCO Member of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) for a number of years, Thabo Prince Thamane was elected as AADFI’s Chairman during the Association’s 45th Ordinary General Assembly (OGA) Meeting held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 12, 2019.
AADFI currently has 82 member institutions and is headquartered in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The Association is a member of the World Federation of Development Financing Institutions (WFDFI) and has observer status at the World Bank.
Thabo is the Chief Executive Officer of Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) in Botswana, and has held the position since January 1, 2011. Prior to that, Thamane was responsible for the core business of CEDA as the Deputy CEO (Operations).
Thamane has been with CEDA since 2003 and has progressed over time from middle management through to the CEO position.
Thabo graduated from the University of Botswana with a combined Finance degree, and has also undergone leadership development with the Wits Business School in South Africa as well as Executive Development with the London Business School.
He also serves as a Board Member at Botswana Tourism Organisation.