Paulo Gomes


Paulo Gomes started his career in Africa in 1988 when he joined the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Trade as Director of Strategic Planning and Principal Advisor to the Minister.

He then moved on to join the World Bank in 1998 as Alternative Director.

In 2002, he was appointed Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank Group – representing 25 African nations – becoming one of the 24 members of the World Bank tasked with leading the Bank’s strategic and oversight activities.

After eight years as Executive Director of the World Bank, Paulo launched the Constelor Group, and investment management firm with offices in Ghana, Washington DC and Senegal.

Paulo Gomes obtained a Masters degree with Honors in Economic Policy and Management from the Kennedy School of Government (USA) in 1997.

He is a member of the board of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“ETI”), a leader in the banking sector in African and of Asky Airlines.

He is chairman of AFIG, an African Private Equity Fund, and he belongs to a number of networks, including the 3A Forum.


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