President Akufo-Addo has appointed Elsie Awadzi as the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana.
The international economic and financial lawyer was confirmed as the new occupant of the position on Monday, February 12.
A statement on the President’s Facebook page said she was appointed after thorough consultations with the Council of State.
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Mrs Awadzi is specialized in financial sector development and regulation, financial stability assessments, design of crisis management frameworks and financial safety nets, and legal and institutional aspects of public financial management, having served in the aforementioned sectors for 21 years.
“I have appointed, subject to consultation with the Council of State, Mrs Elsie Awadzi as the 2nd deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana,” the statement read.
Mrs. Awadzi is set to replace Dr Johnson Asiama who resigned as Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana last month.
She holds an LL.M. degree (International Business and Economic Law) with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Centre, an M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Ghana and an LL.B. Degree from the same university.
Prior to her appointment, Mrs Awadzi was the Senior Counsel at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Legal Department (Financial and Fiscal Law Unit) with experience working on countries such as Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
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