HE Dr. Abdalla Hamdok
Dr. Abdalla Hamdok is the Deputy Executive Secretary and Chief Economist of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) since November 2011. Previously, he served ECA in various senior-level capacities overseeing institutional portfolios of activities on development policy management, NEPAD and regional integration, and governance and public administration.
He has brought to his current position over 30 years of experience as a senior policy analyst and economist on addressing diverse development challenges of the African policy landscape, primarily in the fields of governance, institutional analysis, public sector reforms, regional integration and resource management. In addition, he currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Council for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
From 2003-2008, he served with International IDEA as Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East. Earlier in his career, he worked as Chief Technical Advisor (1995-1997) at the International Labour Organization, Zimbabwe; Principal Policy Economist (1997-2001) at the African Development Bank, Cote d’Ivoire; Head of the Public Sector Group(1993-1995) at Deloitte & Touche Management Consultants, Zimbabwe; and senior official (1981-1987) at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Sudan.
Abdalla Hamdok holds a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Manchester, UK and a BSc. (honours) from the University of Khartoum, Sudan.