By Cyber Era Reporter
Senior Management of the African Development Bank(AfDB) Group has announced the appointment of Pepin Vougo as Acting Director, Corporate Information and Technology Department effective April 1, 2020.
Pepin Vougo has more than 20 years of experience in technology and its application. He is a seasoned executive with depth and breadth of experience in delivering complex technology solutions on an international scale. He benefits from both private sector and MDB experience.
Pepin has been with the African Development Bank for 7 years, first as Infrastructure and Telecommunications Manager and then as Business Solutions Development Manager in charge of the Bank’s Application Development portfolio. As well as delivering numerous successful online applications to help digitize the Bank, he led the development of the 2017-2021 Digital Strategy.
Prior to the African Development Bank, Pepin was Deputy Division Chief at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he was responsible for IT service delivery to over 100 offices around the world. He oversaw an IT budget of US$12 million (capital) and US$ 11m (operating) and managed a team of over 100 people. He launched important initiatives while at the IMF, delivering major cost-saving successes for the institution, as well as measured improvement in IT client experience and satisfaction.
Before joining the IMF, Pepin’s career was in leading private sector companies. He was a Vice-President of Engineering with JP Morgan Chase from 2006 to 2009, in charge of the Global Software & Configuration Management Group supporting over 5,000 developers worldwide. Pepin also led a major workforce reconfiguration exercise, to allow the company to respond to a rapidly changed economic context. Pepin started his career with Symantec, as an Application Integration Engineer. He left as IT Operations Manager for the Information Security and Compliance line of business, supporting over 2000 developers globally.
Pepin holds a Master of Business Administration from St Thomas University in Houston, Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.