HRH began his career as an Economist under the young professionals programme of the international Monetary Fund (IMF) as the first young economist recruited , world-wide , (straight from Cambridge University) under the IMF programme. During his 27years career at the IMF, HRH rose to senior Economist, Divisoon Chief, Advisor and assistant Director before leaving for the Africa Development Bank. HRH led numerous IMF country Economic and programme Missions to various countries, advising and negotiating policy measures with Heads of State and Government Finance Misters, Central Bank Governors as well as interacting with donor governments and agencies all over the world.
At the African Development Bank, (AFDB), HRH was sole vice president (operations) directing, managing and supervising the AFDB’s multi-billion dolar programs and projects, as well as the preparation of operations policies and guidelines. HRH spearheaded the establishment of the AFDB’s central operations Department, the upgrading of the private sector unit to a full department, and led the efforts which resulted in the Microfinance initiatives for Africa (AMINA). HRH was the chairman of the executive committee (EXCOM) of phase 2 , project Africa and guided the work of numerous task forces on key areas that contributed to the revamping of the Bank Group’s Policies Procedures and Guidelines. HRH broke and/or set new records on both the volume and quality of the AFDB’s lending program. HRH was senior management participant in several Africa Development Fund (AFD) replenishment negotiations and AFD mid-term reviews including at the Hague, Ottawa, capenhagan, Bonn, Valencia, Maputo and other places, chairing and guiding the Bank’s working groups on the preparation of key replenishment and policy papers.
HRH was the first vice president from a developing country at IFAD, where he supervised and chaired several cooperate initiatives including IFAD’s participation in the OECD –MBD harmonization initiative; the steering committee for IFAD’s strategic change programme and the oversight committee of allegations of irregularity of IFAD officials and/or within IFAD financial porjects. At various points, HRH simultaneously combines his vice presidency with temporay leadership of both finance and administration as well as the External Affairs Department at IFAD.
Among several positions held by HRH at various times include: member Eminent persons Advisory Group Roundtable at the Rockefeller Foundation, New York, Member Unilever Africa Advisory Council, London; Alternate-member UN steering Committee on both the mid-term and Final Review of UNPAARED: member UN-IATF for the UN agenda for the development of Africa(UN-NADAF); member UN-IATF for the UNPAARED.
HRH has published numerous articles on economy, finance and International economics and has received several awards from governments all over the world including from Guatemala (Latin America), Qatar (Middle East), Rwanda (Africa), Valencia-Spain (Europe). HRH’s other (community and social ) awards/ titles include: Distinguished Traditional Ruler Award ; Most outstanding Traditional Ruler Award: Distinguished Personality Award.