Research Director of CNRS (French National Research Center)
Former Chief Economist and Vice-President of the African Development Bank
Rabah Arezki is the former Chief Economist and Vice President at the African Development Bank and the former Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank. Prior to that, Rabah Arezki was the Chief of the Commodities Unit in the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund. He also was a senior fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, an external research associate at the University of Oxford, a resource person for the African Economic Research Consortium and a research fellow at the Economic Research Forum.
He is currently a research director at the CNRS and a member of the FERDI's Chair working group on the international architecture of financing for development.