Professor Carlos Lopes

Development Economist

Carlos Lopes (born 1960) is a Bissau-Guinean development economist and civil servant.

He was Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from September 2012 to October 2016, is a visiting fellow at the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford and is also a visiting professor at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance of the University of Cape Town. In 2018 he was appointed High Representative of the Commission of the African Union.