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Kevin Chika Urama, Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance & Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank Group

Kevin Chika Urama is the Acting Chief Economist and Vice President for Economic Governance & Knowledge Management at the African Development Bank Group.  He is also the Bank's Senior Director of the African Development Institute. 

Prof. Urama is an elected Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS); a Distinguished Professor of the University of Nigeria; an Extra-Ordinary Professor at the School of Public Leadership, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; an Adjunct Professor at the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs, Western Australia, a Member of the Global Council on the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the term 2021 to 2023.

Before joining the African Development Bank, Kevin Urama was the inaugural Managing Director of the Quantum Global Research Lab, Switzerland; Executive Director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS); and Senior Research Fellow at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Scotland.

Kevin holds an MPhil and a Ph.D. in Land Economy from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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