Khaled Fouad Sherif

 

E-mail: K.SHERIF@AFDB.ORG

Languages

Arabic

English

Professional Experience

The African Development Bank, Abidjan, December 2016-present
Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex

Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex November 2016-present

  • Drive the implementation and execution of a new development and business delivery model for the African Development Bank, with an emphasis on deepening regional integration, cultivating strategic partnerships with regional economic communities and development banks, and executing major regional projects to improve regional and intra-regional trade and competiveness.

  • Expand the Bank’s regional portfolios, grow the revenue of the Bank, and position it as a thought leader across regions.

  • Reporting to the President, create and lead five new regional development and business delivery offices, one each in Central, East, North, Southern, and West Africa.

  • Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the day-to-day functioning of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex.

  • Lead the Fiduciary Safeguards, Procurement Policy and Inspection Department; the Transition States Coordination Department; the Special Operations Unit; and the Regional Integration Unit.

  • Provide leadership in achieving the Bank’s strategic imperatives and the management of change. 

  • Drive accountability for operational efficiency, effectiveness, and the overall health of the Bank's portfolio to achieve significant impacts in the delivery of the High 5’s across the regions.

  • Lead business development and drive investments into the regions through appropriate coordination mechanisms, including the African Investment Forum.

  • Oversee collaboration with the private sector on projects with social impacts in the Regional Member Countries.

  • Build the capacities of regional and country teams, including project implementation units and execution agencies within each region

  • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards performance, initiative and innovation, and encourages continuous learning, open communication and teamwork.

The World Bank, Washington, DC, September 1990-November 2016
Budget Performance & Strategic Planning (BPS)

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Africa Region
 

Chief Administrative Officer, Africa Resource Management, April 2008-August 2015

 

  • As the principal financial advisor to the Vice President of the Africa region with an annual bank budget of over US$328 million and US$4.2 billion in bank-executed trust funds, responsible for managing the region’s financial performance and ensuring that it meets its fiduciary responsibilities.

  • Accountable for strategic planning and policy development of all resource management functions, including business planning, work programming and budgeting, monitoring and reporting, management information systems, trust funds, risk management and internal controls.

 

Human Development Network
 

Chief Administrative Officer, Network Operations, July 2005-March 2008

  • As the principal financial advisor to the Vice President of the Human Development Network with an annual bank budget of over US$220 million and close to US$6 billion in bank-executed trust funds, responsible for managing the region’s financial performance and ensuring that it meets its fiduciary responsibilities.

  • Accountable for strategic planning and policy development of all resource management functions, including business planning, work programming and budgeting, monitoring and reporting, management information systems, trust funds, risk management and internal controls.

 

Eastern Europe & Central Asia Department

 

 

Sector Manager, Private & Financial Sector Development, July 2002-June 2005

 

Head of privatization department, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region

Lead Country Economist, Private & Financial Sector Development, June 2000-June 2002

 

Principal Country Economist, Private & Financial Sector Development, July 1999-May 2000

 

Senior Country Economist, Private & Financial Sector Development, November 1997-June 1999

 

Knowledge Manager, Private & Financial Sector Development, November 1997-April 1999

 

Significant Contributions

Eastern Europe & Central Asia Department

 

  • Led strategic efforts in promoting microfinance in client countries and provided oversight on the timely delivery of quality lending and non-lending services relating to private and financial sector development.  

  • Worked in close collaboration with the President of Romania and the President of Ukraine on policy reforms to ensure financial stability in their countries.

  • As team lead of the Private Sector Adjustment Loan (PSAL) for Romania, led the efforts to stimulate reforms in the enterprise, financial, and social sectors through various initiatives, including accelerating state-owned enterprise (SOE) privatization across a wide spectrum of sectors; gradually strengthening the Romanian banking system; and creating income support programs for displaced workers.

  • As team lead of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), led the efforts to review and assess the financial sector in Ukraine.

  • As team lead of monitoring the financial sector of Europe and Central Asia, enhanced the internal performance rating system for clients, specifically in the areas of financial stability, financial sector depth and resource mobilization, and competitive environment for the private sector.

 

Africa Technical Department/ Eastern Africa  Department

 

  • As TTL, took to the Board various loans in both East and West Africa, prominent among them was the Institutional Development and Civil Service Reform project for Kenya.  Also, assumed task management for various structural adjustment loans in Tanzania and Ghana and oversaw various divestiture programs across the continent.

 

 
Young Professionals Program

 

Young Professional, Young Professionals Program, September 1990-October 1991

 

 
Agency for International Development, Egypt                                                        

 

Senior Foreign Service Economist, January 1987-September 1990

 

  • As senior Egyptian economic advisor to the AID Cairo Mission, provided detailed advice, recommendations and policy analyses to senior Mission management and Mission Director.

  • As principal Egyptian economist at AID, responsible for presenting and explaining policy reform issues to senior Egyptian government policy makers and the economic intellectual community at large.

 

 
Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and Administrative Development, Egypt        
 
Center for Administrative and Managerial Development
Director, December 1986-December 1987

 

  • Administered and supervised all project activities, including implementing AID's Development Training Project, with a budget of US$109 million and charged with establishing a management center in Egypt to promote public enterprise reform.

 

Advisor to the Egyptian Prime Minister/Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Minster of State for Administrative Development, January 1986-December 1987

 

  • Advised in the process of developing a national strategy for up-grading management competence in the Egyptian public sector.

  • Assisted the Minister with preparation of required analysis and funding requests to present to AID and The World Bank for grant and loan allocations for local projects and reform programs.

 

Agency for International Development, Egypt                                                        

 

Program Economist, December 1985-December 1986

 

  • Monitored Egyptian government policy developments through contacts with senior government officials.

  • Provided guidelines to the Mission for the economic policy dialogue process with Egyptian government.

  • Prepared analytic studies on levels of expenditure of several ministries and reports on numerous sectors of Egyptian economy.

 

American University in Cairo, Egypt   
                                                     

Assistant Professor of Management, September 1985-September 1990

 

  • Taught courses in the areas of Public Management, including Public Administration and Development Planning, Business Administration and Economics.

  • Conducted professional development workshops for senior public managers and middle managers. Discussion topics included liquidity and solvency problems in state owned industries, cash flow measurement, use of ratio analysis, and managerial incentives and performance.

 

Country Experience

Experience in macro-adjustment in Albania, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Kosovo, Macedonia, Nepal, Nigeria, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia/Montenegro, Sudan, Tanzania, Ukraine, United States, and Zimbabwe.

 

Professional Training Experience

Teach regularly at universities and institutions, including:

 

  • Harvard Institute for International Development

 

  • Boston University's Performance Contracting Module

 

  • University of Central Michigan Senior Management Training Program

 

  • University of Pittsburg Executive Development Program

 

  • German Chamber of Commerce Management Development Program

 

  • The George Washington University School of Business

 

  • The American University Kogod School of Business

 

 

Outstanding Leadership Award, Center of Expertise, 2016 (staff award)

Manager of the Year Award, AFTRM, 2014 (staff award)

Nominated for Manager of the Year Award, The World Bank, 2010 and 2009

President's Award for Excellence for task team leadership of the Romania Private Sector Adjustment Loan, 2008

Selected Economist of the Year by Egypt Today Magazine and by Rose El Youssef Magazine, 2005

Nominated for the President’s Award for Excellence, The World Bank, 2000 and 2002

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Ph.D. Public Policy and Management, January 1986

 

American University in Cairo, Egypt

M.A. Political Science, January 1989

M.A. Economics, February 1983

B.A Economics, minoring in Management, February 1981

 

Certified Executive Management Trainer in Fields of Finance and Effective People Management, AMA, 1990

 

 

Education

Recent Awards

Manager, Center of Expertise (BPS), August 2015-November 2016

  • Ensures the efficient use of the Bank's overall administrative budget amounting to $2.1 billion dollars. Responsible for corporate reporting on business planning issues to senior management and for ensuring the robustness of the Bank's budget management systems. Prepares and presents higher level reports to senior management on budget composition and spending, expenditure trends, annual projected outturns, fixed costs, variable spending and staff movements.

  • Responsible for all World Bank strategic planning and policy development issues pertaining to resource management, including business planning, work programming and budgeting, mointoring and reporting, management information systems, trust funds, risk management and internal controls.

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