West African Development Bank (WADB) Appoints New Director of Communication

On Monday, the African Press Organization (APO) welcomed the appointment of Mr. Saïdou M. Ouédraogo to the post of Director of Communication, Marketing and Public Relations at the West African Development Bank (WADB).

The APO immediately expressed “its warmest congratulations” to the WADB’s new Director of Communication.

“I am all the more delighted with this choice since it recognises a former economic journalist. (…) I would like to wish every success to Mr. Ouédraogo and assure him of the full support of the African Press Organization in his duties”, declared the Secretary-General of the African Press Organization (APO), Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard.

Originating from Burkina Faso, Saïdou M. Ouédraogo holds a Master’s Degree in the Arts from the University of Ouagadougou.

Having graduated from the Graduate School of Journalism in Lille (France) in 1986, he then went on to join the editorial team at Afrique-Elite magazine, in Paris, before taking up a post with Burkina Faso Television as economic correspondent, which he held from 1988 to 1996.

In 1996, Saïdou M. Ouédraogo was appointed Director of Communication for the Presidency of Burkina Faso.

Saïdou M. Ouédraogo was appointed Director of Assets at the West African Development Bank (WADB) in February 2009, before then being appointed Director of Communication, Marketing and Public Relations at the West African Development Bank (WADB).

The WADB is the common finance development institution for the eight Member States of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA): Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

Its purpose is to promote balanced development of its Member States and to foster economic integration in West Africa by funding priority development projects.

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