Modibo I. Toure

Special Envoy on Shareholder Relations to the President of the African Development Bank

Modibo Toure has extensive experience in high-level government relations, development diplomacy, sensitive and complex negotiations and dialogue with national and regional entities, and building partnerships with both public and private sector institutions. In October 2018, he was appointed as Special Envoy of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in charge of Shareholder Relations. Mr. Toure brings to this role over 25 years of experience in the fields of development, international diplomacy, ministerial experience, banking, senior government relations, and high-level work with global as well as regional African economic communities and organizations (United Nations, African Union Commission, Southern African Development Community, Economic Community of West African States, East African Community, and Economic Community of Central African States).

Mr. Toure has served in fragile environments, post-conflict, low- and middle-income countries. From May 2016 to May 2018, he worked as Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General, and Head of the UN Integrated Mission in Guinea Bissau. From May 2013 to April 2016, he worked as Assistant Secretary General and Special Adviser, Office of the United Nations for the Great Lakes Region, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mr. Toure was Minister in the Government of the Republic of Mali in charge of New Technologies, Telecommunications, and Post Office. In this capacity, he designed the policy, institutional, regulatory, and legal blueprint for the country’s digital agenda. He also successfully coordinated the restructuring and modernization of the telecoms sector and laid the foundation for universal access of Mali’s rural communities to new technologies.

Mr. Toure began his international career in the private sector working for UPS, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sterling Merchant Finance Limited. He is Executive Director of Amic Investment International SA and Chair of Amic Guinea Bissau. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, United States.