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Mr. David Mehdi Hamam, Acting Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa

David Mehdi Hamam As of 15 May 2017, Mr. David Mehdi Hamam is acting Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Africa while remaining Director in that Office. In his over 25 years of experience, Mr. Hamam has occupied various positions as country economist, senior and chief economist, as well as Chief, in various departments and offices in the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations, with particular focus on African issues including socio-economic development, finance, trade, capacity development, South-South cooperation, and the nexus between sustainable development, peace and security, among others. Mr. Hamam has also taught various economics and business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in French and American Universities including the American University, George Washington University and Sciences Politiques Paris.

During his tenure at the World Bank, IMF and United Nations, he has written and co-authored various papers on international trade, regional integration, and economic development.

Mr. Hamam holds a PhD in International Economics from the American University in Washington DC and a Doctorate degree in Macroeconomics and Development Economics from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France.

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