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Cornelius Karlens Dekop
Economist , Multilateral Development Bank
Gaborone, Botswana
Development Economist with 29 years economic development planning in the civil service, set in boards of diamond mining and marketing companies and a utility,and was an executive director at the African Development from September 2019 to July 2022. So, considerable board experience and corporate governance over and above knowledge of public policy and international development and economic issues.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Government, Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
As mentioned my professional experience is economic planning in the public service, advising Government strategy, public finance management,resource mobilisation for development including loan negotiations. My latest experience was Executive Director of the African Development Bank Group and my term ended 31st July 2022. This brought a lot experience in multilateral development banking and enhanced my knowledge in global contemporary economic development issues like the different issues facing developing countries like public debt, climate change, poverty, infrastructure, energy issues, etc.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and Statistics from the Umiversity of Botswana, and a Masters Degree in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusets, USA. I hv taken executive education courses on leadership at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I also took an executive course at Harvard Law School. I have taken courses on Public-Private Partnerships at Nanyang University in Singapore and the IP3 Institute in Washington DC.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Was a Permanent Secretary in Government. The detail is in the CV
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