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Anna Bossman

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption
Cote d'Ivoire
Ms. Anna Bossman is the Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (IACD) at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). IACD carries out investigations into allegations of fraud and corruption and other malpractices in operations financed by the AfDB. The office also develops preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for misconduct, fraud or corruption in AfDB financed operations. In March and May 2014, as a result of IACD’s investigations, the AfDB announced negotiated settlements with a number of international firms after these had acknowledged involvement in sanctionable practices. The is the second largest settlement to date by any multilateral development bank.Prior to the African Development Bank Group, Ms. Bossman headed Ghana’s Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice as Acting Chair and Deputy Commissioner in charge of Legal and Investigations.  Ms. Bossman began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Ghana’s Ministry of Justice and later practiced law with the firm Okai Anderson & Co , specialising in company and tax law before a twenty-five year career at the Houston-based Tenneco Oil Exploration and Production Company’s operations in Gabon, Central Africa . In 1997, she founded Bossman Consultancy Limited, a management consulting firm on legal and business advisory assistance to the public and private sector.