Nadine Gbossa is a senior development professional with over 20 years’ experience dedicated to sustainable development. In October 2021, Gbossa was appointed as IFAD’s Director for the Food Systems Summit follow up. Gbossa also serves as a Board Director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.
As a Country Director and Regional Head for IFAD, Gbossa worked in several African countries with vulnerable communities, governments, development partners and the private sector for inclusive growth. With IFAD in Nigeria, Gbossa managed the largest country programme in the region and she was later appointed as Director for the West and Central Africa region.
Prior to joining IFAD, Gbossa held various senior management positions within United Nations agencies, including heading the Global Partnerships and Policies Division in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
A national from Benin and Belgium, Gbossa holds a Master’s in Economics and Management for Rural Development from the University of Manchester, a Master’s in Development Studies from the University of Hull and a Master’s in Politics and International Relations from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.