‘Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world’-Hillary Clinton.

Women, especially African women continue to leave their foot prints in the sands of time. From the era of Cleopatra of Egypt for her contributions to Geometry, to Queen Amina of Zaria and other great women in history. Amira  Elmissiry is another worthy woman.

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Amira Elmissiry, is a Zimbabwean lawyer who works as the Chief Equity Officer and Chief Catalytic Investment Officer, in the Private Sector Operations Division at the African Development Bank, based in Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast.

Amira Elmissiry is Special Assistant to the President of the African Development Bank, where she is responsible for matters which include operations, policy and strategic issues.

From 2009-2013, Amira was a Young Professional with the Bank and graduated as Senior Legal Counsel in Private Sector and Microfinance Operations.

Amira also worked with various International Organizations, including Initiatives of Change International, the German Technical Cooperation, and the Southern African Development Community from 1999 -2008.

Amira is trained as a Barrister at the United Kingdom Bar and holds a Masters in Law and Restorative Justice.

Amira could speak, Arabic, French and English Language flently.

Honors & Awards

  • MIPAD 100 – 100 Most Influential People of African Descent 2017

 

  • Choiseul Institute: 100 African Economic Leaders Under 40.

 

  • Choiseul Institute: 100 African Economic Leaders Under 40.

 

  • The Africa Youth Awards

 

  • Forbes Magazine – Twenty Youngest Power Women in Africa – 2014

 

  • Legal 500’s top 100 Corporate Counsel in Africa.

 

She is one of the 30 Extraordinary Voices featured in the Women’s Month Series by AWLO. Click on your favorite social media button below to share if you have been inspired by Amira Elmissiry.