A socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions, congress, exhibitions, business, social and sporting, public, and cultural events.

The Roscongress Foundation is a socially oriented non-financial development institution and a major organizer of international conventions; exhibitions; and business, public, sporting, and cultural events. It was established in pursuance of a decision by the President of the Russian Federation.

The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, and helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

Each year, the Foundation’s events draw participants from 208 countries and territories, with more than 15,000 media representatives working on-site at Roscongress’ various venues. The Foundation benefits from analytical and professional expertise provided by 5000 people working in Russia and abroad. In addition, it works in close cooperation with 163 economic partners; industrialists’ and entrepreneurs’ unions; and financial, trade, and business associations from 75 countries worldwide.

The Roscongress Foundation has Telegram channels in Russian (t.me/Roscongress), English (t.me/RoscongressDirect), and Spanish (t.me/RoscongressEsp). Official website and Information and Analytical System of the Roscongress Foundation: roscongress.org.

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Admassu Tadesse

Admassu Tadesse

President, Chief Executive Officer, Eastern and Southern African 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$ 6 billion, and drive higher impact in the regions. The membership of the Bank has expanded from 19 to 35 during recent years..

Specialized in trade and project finance, TDB covers 22 countries from Egypt to Mozambique and Eswatini. It has 37 shareholders, both sovereigns and financial institutions, including the African Development Bank, People’s Bank of China, OFID of OPEC, BADEA, as well as several pension funds, and insurance companies.

Over the past 7 years, the Bank has enjoyed several rating upgrades, and its capital and funding have increased by over 400%. The Bank is now investment grade-rated and one of the leading financial institutions in the region.

Previously, Mr. Tadesse was Executive Vice President at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), where he served for over 10 years, and among other portfolios, was responsible for international finance and corporate strategy. Prior to this, he worked as a senior advisor and specialist with various funds and international organizations, including in New York.

He is a recipient of several distinctions and awards and serves on several boards and industry bodies globally. Just recently, Mr. Tadesse has been recognized for his achievements at the prestigious African Banker Awards in June 2019, where he won ‘African Banker of the Year’. Mr. Tadesse holds an MSc from London School of Economics, and an MBA from Wits Business School. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School and Western University.