GTABC 2021 

Keynote Speaker 

Leading the Conversation

Keynote Speaker

GTABC will feature a keynote address and panel discussions from business leaders and policy makers helping to drive growth and reframe narratives across the African Continent. 

Bajabulile Swazi Tshabalala

Acting Senior Vice President, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Ms. Tshabalala will deliver the keynote address at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference 2021.


In addition to being the acting Senior Vice President, Ms. Tshabalala, is the Vice-President for Finance and Chief Finance Officer, having been appointed to the position in August 2018. In her role as the acting Senior Vice President for the AfDB, Ms. Tshabalala is responsible for the day to day management and coordination of the efforts of the Bank Group as a whole in the delivery of its Long-Term Strategy and its High Five Operational Priorities in support of the AFDB’s mandate to enhance the economic and social progress of the African continent.

Ms. Tshabalala has more than 20 years of experience in finance, treasury management and capital market operations. She has a BA in Economics from Lawrence University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.