H.E. Bankole Adeoye

Ambassador & Permanent Representative to the AU and UNECA, Federal Republic of Nigeria

Ambassador Bankole A. Adeoye is a career Foreign Service Officer of the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. With experience spanning over three (3) decades in the field of foreign policy and diplomatic practice, Ambassador Adeoye acquired expertise and deep knowledge on bilateral and multilateral economic diplomacy and international cooperation, as well as institutional development.

During his diplomatic career, Ambassador Adeoye has held a number of strategic positions in Nigeria's Foreign Ministry and its Diplomatic Missions abroad, including at the Western Europe Section in the European Affairs Department; Trade Facilitation & New Industrializing Countries of Southeast Asia in the Trade & Investment Division. From 2007 to 2015, Ambassador Adeoye served at various capacities at NEPAD Agency, South Africa, including as its Director of Corporate Services. In June 2015, Ambassador Adeoye was appointed as the Director in charge of the Second United Nations Division in the International Organizations Department of the Ministry.  Ambassador Adeoye works to inspire change for a united, integrated and prosperous Africa achievable through inclusive growth and sustainable development and driven by the implementation of AU Agenda 2063 and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Ambassador Adeoye has contributed to a number of professional studies/papers including "Beyond Aid"and Review of Africa-G8 Partnership.