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Jennifer Blanke,
Expert on economic development

Overview of Jennifer

Jennifer Blanke is an expert on economic development. She served as Chief Economist of the World Economic Forum and also held the position of Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development of the African Development Bank Group.

She was previously a management consultant in the banking and finance sector. Jennifer currently serves as a non-executive board member for development-focused companies and organizations. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College, a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and an MA and PhD in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.


  • Economic Development
  • Banking and Finance
  • Economic Research
  • Agriculture
  • Human and Social Development

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