The African Leadership Network is deeply saddened by the passing of W. Paatil Ofosu-Amaah; we are honored, alongside our sister organizations the African Leadership Academy (ALA), the African Leadership University (ALU), & the Africa Advisory Group (AAG), to be able to pay tribute to his passion for Africa and commitment to supporting education and the future leaders of the continent.
Most recently, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah’s efforts were directed at bringing about peace in South Sudan serving as Senior Advisor to the AU High Implementation Panel chaired by former President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki. Prior to that, in his role as Special Advisor to the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mr. Ofosu-Amaah left an indelible mark on AfDB’s development, policy and operational work. During his almost 30 years at the World Bank, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah made major contributions to the legal operations and policy framework of the bank. In particular, he was one of the pioneers of World Bank’s legal and judicial work, particularly in Africa. Alongside his professional duties, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah dedicated his time and expertise to a number of Boards including the African University of Science and Technology, the Nelson Mandela Institution, and the African Law Institute.
The Ofosu-Amaah family has requested that gifts be made to ALA in memory of W. Paatil Ofosu-Amaah. To do so, please click here.