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African Export-Import Bank appoints Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor as Afreximbank Research Fellow

Professor Joshua Yindenaba Abor has been appointed as Afreximbank Research Fellow for one year, 2022/23.

The one-year Research Fellowship awarded by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) provides Professor Abor the opportunity to undertake relevant research and contribute to the Bank’s intellectual leadership in fulfillment of its mandate. He will spend the year visiting and working with the Research & International Co-operation (RICO) Department of the Bank.

The Bank’s Research Fellowship focuses broadly on areas of Intra-African Trade, Industrialization and Export Development, Trade Finance Leadership, and Financial Performance and Soundness.

In a response to his appointment, Professor Joshua Y. Abor said: “I am honoured to accept the position of Afreximbank Research Fellow. I hope the research assignments at the Bank will contribute to driving trade development on the continent and beyond. I also hope to explore opportunities at the Bank that may be beneficial to the University”.

Professor Abor is a financial economist, qualified accountant and Professor of Finance with many years’ expertise, mainly in development finance and economics research, as well as in senior-level practitioner, policy and consulting roles. He is a researcher with the African Economic Research Consortium and has contributed significantly to the financial economics literature, specifically in the areas of banking and finance, monetary policy, development finance, financial market development, FinTech and financial inclusion, SME finance, corporate finance and governance, international trade finance, and international financial flows and growth. He is a former Dean of University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), an External Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance, SOAS University of London, and a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Canadian Economic Association, and the Economic Society of South Africa. He has also held Visiting Scholar positions at the IMF, Washington DC and is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana.

Afreximbank is a Pan-African multilateral financial institution with the mandate of financing and promoting intra-and extra-African trade. The Bank was established in October 1993 and is headquartered in Cairo, Egypt. It is owned by African governments, the African Development Bank and other African multilateral financial institutions as well as African and non-African public and private investors.

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