Akufo-Addo appoints Elsie Awadzi as 2nd deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana

President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed Mrs Elsie Awadzi as the 2nd deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana.

The appointment is subject to consultation with the Council of State.

Mrs Awadzi is an international economic and financial lawyer with a total of 21 years of professional experience working in various capacities in Ghana and internationally.

Her key areas of specialisation are 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.

She was, until the appointment, a Senior Counsel of the IMF’s Legal Department (Financial and Fiscal Law Unit) with experience working on countries such as Japan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom; and advised on financial sector reforms in many countries in the context of the IMF’s surveillance, lending, and technical assistance activities.