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AERC Appoints Prof. Victor Murinde as New Executive Director

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The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Board has appointed Prof. Victor Murinde as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Prof. Victor Murinde as Executive Director
Prof. Victor Murinde as Executive Director

Prof. Murinde joins AERC from SOAS University of London, where he served as an AXA Professor of Global Finance.

Murinde is a distinguished financial economist with extensive experience in university research, teaching, and senior roles in practitioner, policy, and consultancy capacities for governments and international organizations.

Confirming the appointment, AERC Board Chairman Prof. Ernest Aryeetey highlighted Prof. Murinde’s pivotal role in guiding AERC strategically. “The Board of AERC is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof. Murinde, who will lead management strategies aimed at inspiring and propelling the organization forward as one of the most authoritative economic policy research and capacity-building institutions in Africa,” Prof. Aryeetey stated. He further noted, “Prof. Murinde brings exceptional credentials and has been competitively recruited to advance and provide transformative leadership for AERC, collaborating with a distinguished network of members and talented staff at our Nairobi headquarters.”

Having previously served on the AERC Programme Committee, Murinde possesses comprehensive knowledge of AERC, including its mandate, structure, and the implementation of the AERC Strategic Plan. He has contributed to the research, training, and policy outreach components as well.

In his academic pursuits, Prof. Murinde has authored over 120 research papers on economics, banking, and finance. He also served as the founding Director of the African Development Institute at the African Development Bank (2011-2014) and conducted significant consultancy projects for various international organizations.

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