Meet Nardos Bekele -Thomas. The Chief Executive Officer for the AUDA-NEPAD

Nardos Bekele-Thomas is the Chief Executive Officer for the Africa Union Development Agency- New Partnerships for Africa’s Development (AUDA- NEPAD). She commenced this role in May 2022 having been unanimously endorsed by the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government during the 35th Ordinary Session of the AU.

Nardos Bekele -Thomas. The Chief Executive Officer for the AUDA-NEPAD

Her immediate former role is as the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations (UN) and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in South Africa. In 2016 she served as the Senior Director of the Office of the former UN Secretary-General, H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, in charge of the overall management of the Office of the Secretary-General, the Office of the Chef de Cabinet and that of the Deputy Secretary-General.

Madam Bekele-Thomas has also worked as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Republic of Kenya and the Republic of Benin.

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