The governance structure is based on 5 pillars:

  • The General Assembly
  • The Steering Committee
  • The Honorary Presidency
  • The Honorary Treasury
  • The Secretariat


General Assembly

The General Assembly comprises representatives of each Member.

It is the highest decision-making body of the Network, tasked with the responsibility of setting the Network’s general policy, proposing and adopting strategies, electing officials, appointing external auditors, approving and amending by-laws, approval of annual reports as well as regulations, and approving the suspension and exclusion of members.

The Annual General Assembly is held each year.

Members of the General Assembly meeting during the 18th Annual Meeting held on 6-7 July 2023, in Geneva, with the presence of UNCTAD Secretary General and key guests.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee, which is currently composed of 11 Members, has two (2) statutory in any given year.

Among other functions, the Steering Committee executes tasks assigned to it by the General Assembly, manages the Secretariat, supports the implementation of the Network’s work programme, and approves application requests for new memberships.

Presently, it is composed of the following members:

  1. African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  2. Central African States Development Bank (BDEAC)
  3. Development Bank of Zambia (DBZ)-
  4. Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB)
  5. ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID)
  6. Export-Import Bank of India (India Exim Bank)
  7. Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM)
  8. Indonesia Eximbank (IEB)
  9. Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) – to be ratified
  10. Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM)
  11. Saudi Export-Import Bank – to be ratified

Other G-NEXID members are invited as observers.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is a permanent observer.

Members of the Steering Committee during the 4th Exchange Programme held in Cairo, from 9 to 11 November 2019.


Honorary Presidency

The Honorary Presidency is headed by an Honorary President, elected to a two-year term (renewable once).

The Honorary Presidency provides guidance and leadership to the Network based on the deliberations of the General Assembly and the Steering Committee. It y presides over meetings of the General Assembly and Steering Committee

Since 6 July 2023 the Presidency is assumed by the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).

The current Honorary President is Dr. George Agyekum Donkor, President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).

More about the Honorary President.


Honorary Treasury

The Honorary Treasury is headed by an Honorary Treasurer, who is also elected by the General Assembly.

The Honorary Treasury is responsible for the review of G-NEXID’s financial status at the Steering Committee and Annual General Assembly meetings, including the presentation of the audited accounts.

The current Honorary Treasurer is Mr. Mohammed Awami, Head of Specialised Finance at the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM Bank).


The Secretariat is responsible for the daily management of the Network.

The headquarters are located in Geneva, Switzerland.

It is managed by Alejandro Gómez, the Coordinator.