With an MBA in International Finance and emerging financial markets stalled in the United States of America, Cristina Duarte is a perfect polyglot who mastered five languages: French, English, Portuguese, Italian and Creole sensor Verde. His professional experience is just as diverse. It begins with a passage in the Public Administration of Cape Verde where she served as General Director of Studies and Planning at the Ministry of Rural Development, before ending up in high international bodies, including as a consultant for the FAO, UNDP and the World Bank.
In 2006 became Minister of Finance and Planning, she was able to close, soak operation and ADB challenges in his capacity as Governor of the institution. In doing so it could also monitor its activities in several countries of the continent. To a large extent, it is under his leadership that Cape Verde, a country considered the most skeptical non-viable at the time of independence in 1975, has gone from least developed countries (LDCs) that of middle-income countries, a feat all the more remarkable that it lacks natural resources and suffers a difficult global environment.
Beyond the public sector, Ms. Duarte has extensive experience in private since before becoming a minister in his country it was one of the senior African executives from the famous City Bank bank for which it has been in use in Kenya and Angola where she held the position of Vice President in charge of “corporate & Investment banking.”