The African Development Bank has announced Zimbabwean national and economist Themba Bhebhe as the new country manager for South Sudan effective October 1, 2021.
Bhebhe, has been with the bank since 2002. Prior to this appointment, he was Chief Operations Officer in the Operations Committee Secretariat and Quality Assurance Department.
Commenting on the appointment, President Akinwumwi Adesina said: “The ADB is committed to supporting South Sudan to build strong institutions, inclusive growth and development and assure greater resilience.”
It is expected that with his extensive experience Bhebhe will lead ADB’s policy dialogue with the government and deliver more effective and impactful operations for South Sudan.