Antonio M.A. Pedro

Acting Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Africa

Antonio M.A. Pedro is a mineral exploration geologist with more than 40 years of exposure to development issues and management at national, sub-regional, and continental levels.

He joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in 2001 and has held a series of leadership roles including Director of ECA’s Sub-Regional Offices for Central Africa and Eastern Africa. Prior to joining ECA, he was the Director General of the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC) in Tanzania and was Managing Director of several companies in Mozambique and Deputy National Director of the country’s Geological Survey.

He continually advocates Africa’s positions at the global level and contributes to shaping global thinking and discourse on development issues of concern to Africa and the world, especially those related to sustainable development and shared value creation, geopolitics of resource extraction and global resource security.