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Henry Paul Batchi BaldehNon-Executive Director

Mr. Henry Baldeh is a seasoned banker, power & utility management specialist and has worked in over 10 countries across Africa during his career that spans over 3 decades.

He is currently the Director of Power Systems Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB), with oversight for power, climate and green growth.

Prior to joining AfDB, he worked across several roles and functions including the World Bank, Lesotho Electricity Corporation, Gampower Limited, UHC Gambia and Gambia Utilities Corporation as Advisor, Freelance Consultant and Executive Director.

As a prolific corporate colossus, he also served in several Managing Director roles for companies such as: Ansata Consulting, Gambia; Gambia National Water and Electricity Company and Utilities Handling Corporation.

He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (General Management Major) from Boston University, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University Of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.

He is a member of Institute of Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom and also a fellow of Institute of Directors, South Africa.

Mr Yaw Adu Kuffour

Alternate Director

Mr. Yaw Adu Kuffour is the Head of Trade Finance at the African Development Bank (AfDB).

He started his career as a Corporate Banking Supervisor at The Trust Bank, Ghana then later as an Investment Manager and Group Corporate Finance Manager, both at Ashanti Goldfields Company.

In 2005, he joined African Development Bank as a Senior Financial Analyst and three years later, rose to become a Principal Investment Officer with oversight for credit delivery, investment activities, project identification, planning, execution, fact finding and appraisal missions in relation to financial support to banks and other financial institutions. He has since continued to rise through the ranks during his stellar career in development finance.

He holds a Master degree in Business Administration (Finance Major) from McGill University, Canada and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon.