Aloysius Ordu

Senior Fellow


Aloysius Uche Ordu brings over three decades of private sector and international development experience. He is currently the CEO of Omapu Associates LLC, a boutique advisory services and fundraising firm. He is lead advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded independent think-tank, the ADF Policy Innovation Lab.

Aloysius is an advisor to a number of entities operating in Africa, including the World Bank, the Trade & Development Bank of Eastern & Southern Africa and one2five advisory, a sovereign financial services firm. He also serves on the Washington DC-based Board of Directors of the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF).

Aloysius was previously Vice President for Operations at the AfDB, accountable for 14 Departments, including Regional Programs, Operations Policies, Quality Assurance, Fiduciary Oversight and Resource Mobilization & Partnerships. Prior to joining the AfDB, Aloysius worked at the World Bank for 22 years where he served in various leadership and managerial capacities. Prior to the World Bank, Aloysius worked in the UK at the Midland Bank Group Economics Department on the Debt Sustainability of African countries. He also worked at The Economist Intelligence Unit in London and taught Economics at the University of Sussex.

Aloysius holds a PhD in Economics (University of Sussex), M.Sc. Quantitative Economics (Bristol University), and B.Sc. Economics & Law (University of Wales), UK.