Gabriel Negatu

East Africa Regional Director

African Development Bank

About

Mr. Gabriel Negatu has been a Director General of East Africa Regional Development & Business Delivery Office at African Development Bank since dec 1, 2016. Mr. Negatu served as Director of Eastern Africa Regional Resource Center at African Development Bank from 2010 to December 1, 2015. Mr. Negatu served as Director of Operations I - Country Regional Programs & Policy at African Development Bank. Mr. Negatu served as Director of Operations II - Sector Operations at African Development Bank. Mr. Negatu has more than 25 years of senior level program, operations and managerial experience, including 18 years at the African Development Bank. He has extensive experience in operations, having been senior and principal program officer from 1998 to 2002, Chief Program Officer from 2002 to 2006 and Sector Director for Economic and Financial Governance, where he led the Bank’s first governance department. He was credited for successfully leading the Bank’s response to the global financial crisis and for spearheading the use of budget support operations for fragile states. Mr. Negatu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography and Planning from California State University in 1980 and a Master’s Degree in public and International Administration with a focus on Economics and Social Development from the University of Pittsburgh in 1984.

Experience

  • East Africa Regional Director

    African Development Bank