Dr. Mansur Muhtar
Vice President Operations, Islamic Development Bank
Mr. Mansur Muhtar, is currently the Vice President (Operations) at the Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah. He has previously served as Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank Group (2011-2014) as well as Co-Chair of the United Nations Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance (2013-2014). He was also Minister of Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Economic Management Team (2008-2010); Executive Director, African Development Bank (2007-2008); and Director-General of Nigeria’s Debt Management Office (2003-2007). In earlier stages of his career, he was Senior Lecturer and Head of Economics Department, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria and worked for about a decade at the World Bank headquarters, serving in various positions, including Senior Economist and Administrator, Young Professionals Program. He also served briefly as Deputy General Manager, Strategic Management and Economics Division, United Bank for Africa Plc. and Distinguished Fellow, Center for the Study of Economies of Africa, Abuja.
Mr. Muhtar holds a Doctorate Degree in Economics, obtained from the University of Sussex, U.K. and a Masters Degree in The Economics and Politics of Development from University of Cambridge, UK. He is also an alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, and King’s College, Lagos. He has attended numerous leadership and professional development courses at the Kennedy School, Harvard University; the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and the Singapore Civil Service Administrative College. Mr. Muhtar is a recipient of the Nigeria National Honors Award – Officer of the Federal Republic (OFR) – for contribution to national development.