On November 24, 2016, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced the appointment of Janvier Litse as Director General of the Regional Office for Development and Service Delivery for West Africa.
The Cameroonian has 24 years of experience in the AfDB. He has held a variety of positions in various roles, including Vice President, Operations, from 2011 to 2012, and from 2014 to the present.
As such, Mr. Litse currently manages a team of 700 employees and is responsible for the Bank’s overall portfolio.
Commenting on his appointment, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said in Abidjan: “Mr. Janvier Litse has in-depth knowledge of Bank-wide operations and has demonstrated outstanding leadership over the years. He is a great asset to the Bank and an excellent manager for employees and operations. I am pleased that he will lead the establishment of the new Regional Office for the Development and Delivery of Services for West Africa. He is very respected by the partners. “