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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, 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 a junior, senior and chief economist, and Chief, 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 holds a PhD in International Economics from American University in Washington D.C., and a doctorate degree in Macroeconomics and Development Economics from the University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis.

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