2018 Tutu Fellow Jean-Guy Afrika has been appointed as the Chief Regional Funds Co-ordinator at the African Development Bank. In this role, he is responsible for the African Trade Fund’s (AfTRA) strategic planning and its overall management. This includes the monitoring and reporting of the operational performance of the Fund.

Jean-Guy is a public policy expert with deep specialization in trade, regional integration, and strategic planning and execution at the African Development Bank. He has coordinated efforts to develop two of the Bank’s most pioneering policy/analytical instruments - the Africa Regional Integration Index; and the Visa Openness Index.

Before joining the Bank, Jean-Guy worked as senior policy expert with the East African Community (EAC) and was director of export promotion in the Rwanda Investment & Export Promotion Agency. In 2010, he was recognized by the Chairperson of the EAC Council of Ministers for special contributions in the finalization of the EAC Common Market Protocol.

In 2012, his alma mater, George Mason University, honored him with the Distinguished Young Alumnus Awards for outstanding achievements in the field of policy.