Kevin Urama

Senior Advisor to the President

African Development Bank (AfDB)


Prof. Kevin Chika URAMA, FAAS: - Senior Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank Group on Inclusive and Green Growth, Strategy, Policy Development & Implementation. Prof. Urama holds a First Class Honors degree and a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; a Master of Philosophy degree with distinction and a Ph.D. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, UK. He won the 2002-2003 James Claydon Prize for the most outstanding Ph.D. thesis in economics or related subjects at the University of Cambridge. He was named the Technology Executive of the Year by the Africa Technology Awards in 2012, adding to the many international prizes and awards he has received for academic excellence and science policy leadership.

Prof. Urama has held various Executive Management positions in the academia, international organizations and in the private sector. He is currently a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Deputy Chairman of the OMFIF Economists Network, an Extra-Ordinary Professor in the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, an Adjunct Professor at the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Murdoch University, Western Australia, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London.

He serves on various boards and global research committees with a focus on delivering inclusive and green growth; and the Sustainable Development Goals. His current roles at the African Development Bank includes guiding and supporting Bank-wide efforts on energy, climate change, agriculture and natural resources management, and cross-complex alignment of activities to deliver on the High 5 priorities of the Bank in countries and across regions.

Kevin Urama