Denny Kalyalya

Denny Kalyalya

Independent Co-Chair, IDA20 Replenishment

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Dr. Denny Kalyalya is the independent co-chair the IDA20 Replenishment process—with Axel van Trotsenburg, the World Bank’s Managing Director of Operations.

An economist, Dr. Kalyalya has experience at the World Bank Group having served as an Executive Director from 2012 to 2014 and as an Alternate Executive Director from 2010 to 2012, representing Africa Group One Constituency of 22 countries. Until December 2019, he also served as a Borrower Representative for IDA18 and IDA19. Since June 2019, he has been serving as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the African Export and Import Bank.

A Zambian national, Dr. Kalyalya’s experience includes serving as the Governor and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Zambia between 2015 and 2020, having earlier been Deputy Governor responsible for operations. He has also served on a number of high-level, national, regional and international committees. Dr. Kalyalya holds a PhD (Economics) and an MA (Economics) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also holds an MA and a BA (Economics) from the University of Zambia.

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