Appointment of the President of IFAD

The President of IFAD is appointed for four years with a two-term limit. The current President of IFAD is Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze, whose second term ends on 31 March 2017.

In accordance with the Agreement Establishing IFAD, the Governing Council of IFAD will appoint  the President at its forthcoming annual meeting on 14-15 February 2017. The appointed President will take office on 1 April 2017.

Under the direction of IFAD’s governing bodies, the President of IFAD is responsible for conducting the business of the Fund and for organizing its work. The President is the chairperson of the Executive Board, whose membership consists of representatives of IFAD’s Member States.

About the nomination process

IFAD's member state platform contains the latest information and updates about the process.