- Academic Advisory Council
- Célestin MONGA
Célestin Monga is Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management and Chief Economist of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Managing Director at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and as Senior Economic Advisor at the World Bank. Dr. Monga has held various board and senior executive positions in academia, financial services and international development institutions. Among a host of professional achievements gained during a stellar career, he served on the Board of Directors of the internationally acclaimed Sloan School of Management, specifically its Fellows Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Meanwhile, he has also held teaching posts at both Boston University and the University of Bordeaux. An author, scholar and academic, he was the economics editor for the 5-volume New Encyclopedia of Africa (Charles Scribner’s, 2007) and his published works have been translated into multiple languages. Elsewhere he has co-authored academic articles and policy reports with many of the world’s economists including Joseph Stiglitz, Robert Solow (both Nobel Prize winners), Justin Yifu Lin, Robert Barro, Olivier Blanchard, and John Kenneth Galbraith. Dr. Monga is a graduate of MIT, Harvard, and the universities of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Bordeaux and Pau.