Dr. Ernest Addison Leads Race To Head BoG

Barring any last-minute changes, thebftonline.com has gathered that renowned international economist Dr. Ernest Addison is most likely to be appointed to take over the top job at the Bank of Ghana.

He will be replacing the outgoing governor Dr. Abdul Nashiru Issahaku who has tendered in his resignation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

His resignation takes effect from April 1, 2017.

Dr. Issahaku was appointed the Bank of Ghana(BoG) boss in April, 2016 after his predecessor, Dr. Henry Wampah, also resigned.

Dr. Addison, who until 2011 worked at the Bank of Ghana as the Director of Research for 8years, is currently the lead economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB).

He has been at his current position for the past 5 years and is in charge as the Lead Economist, Regional Director General—South of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The international economist Dr. Addison, is credited with major reforms at the Research Department of the Bank of Ghana between 2003 and 2011 as director of the department.

Before joining the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Addison worked at the West African Monetary Institute as the Chief Economist for 3years (2000 – 2003).

Dr. Addison is a product of Mfantsipim School in the Central Region, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He also earned his Masters in Economics from the Cambridge University where he was awarded of Philosophy (MPhil) in Economics.

He is credited with several publications on economics and also holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Economics.



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