The Sudanese Abdalla Hamdok replaces Carlos Lopes at the head of the CEA

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Following the departure of Carlos Lopes on 31 October, Abdalla Hamdok will serve as interim Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) from November 1.
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The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon has appointed the Sudanese Abdalla Hamdok to the post of Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) acting.

 

“Mr. Hamdok has served as Deputy Chief Economist and Executive Secretary since 2011. Before that, he led successfully the portfolios of activities of ECA on the management of the policy, NEPAD and regional integration, governance and public administration”, reports a communiqué of the ECA as of October 31.

 

Carlos Lopes is working on the future of the African Union

 

After 28 years at the United Nations, including four to the post of Secretary general of the economic commission for the Africa United Nations (ECA), bissau-Guinean Economist Carlos Lopes announced on 30 September he left his functions.

 

Last week, he was designated by president Paul Kagame of Rwanda – with eight other African personalities – to reflect on the institutional reform of the African Union.
 
 
 

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