About TDB

To be the preffered and leading regional development financial institution in Eastern and Southern

Established in 1985, the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB), formerly the PTA Bank, is a multilateral, treaty-based development financial institution, with assets of US$ 5.6 billion. The Bank’s mandate is to finance and foster trade, regional economic integration and sustainable..

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Admassu Tadesse

President and Chief Executive

Trade and Development Bank (TDB)


Admassu Tadesse is an international banker specialized in trade and development finance with experience at board and executive-levels globally and in Africa.

He is currently the President and Chief Executive of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) – formerly known as PTA Bank. Since he joined the Bank in 2012, Mr. Tadesse has spearheaded critical reforms which have led TDB to transform its ownership and risk management structures, expand its partnership network, grow its assets from US$ 1 billion to US$ 5.6 billion, and drive higher impact in the 22 Member States it serves. Read More…

Hon Dr. Bwalya Kanyanta Emmanuel is the newly appointed Minister of Finance in Zambia. Prior to his appointment he served as Deputy Governor in charge of Operations and Registrar of Banks and Financial Institutions.

He has a career of over 25 years in the financial sector. He has served as a senior executive in various organizations among them as Managing Director of the Development Bank of Zambia, Managing Director of the National Savings and Credit Bank, Managing Director of International Capital Corporation, Director General of the Zambia Investment Centre, Project Manager with the United Nations Office for Project Services, Associate Director with Coopers and Lybrand, Director of Personnel with Barclays Bank Zambia Limited. Read More…

Dr. Edify Hamukale, MP is the current Minister for Southern Province of the Republic of Zambia. He has been member of Parliament since 2016. He holds Master of Science Degree in Agriculture from the University of Twente in Netherlands, a Master of Business Administration from the Hague University in Netherlands, a Philosophy Degree in Business from University of Zambia BINARY. Dr. Hamukale is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in Physics and Mathematics. Read More…