Admassu Tadesse

President of TDB Group

Admassu Tadesse

Admassu Tadesse is an international banker and business leader with experience at board and executive- levels globally and in Africa.

Since he joined the Bank in 2012, Mr. Tadesse has launched new business operations, centres of excellence in risk management and treasury as well as critical institutional reforms which have led TDB to transform its ownership, geographical scope and organizational structure, achieve investment- grade ratings, grow its assets from USD 1bn to about USD 8bn, and drive higher impact in the 22 Member States it serves.

Previously, he has served as Executive Vice President at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, and senior advisor and specialist with various funds and international organizations globally. Mr. Tadesse serves on various boards and industry bodies, including the US Corporate Council on Africa and is a recipient of several industry honors and awards notably, African Banker of the Year and African Business Leader of the Year.