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07 August 2017

IMF official appointed BoG 1st deputy governor – Starr Fm

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari as the First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana.

His appointment took effect August 7, 2017, a statement from the Central Bank announced.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Opoku-Afari worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in various roles, including Deputy Division Chief and Mission Chief, having joined the Fund in December 2009 from the Bank of Ghana.

He worked at the Bank of Ghana for 13 years and among other roles, was a Special Assistant to the Governor from June 2006 until October 2009.

He holds a B.A (Hons) in Economics and Statistics and an MPhil in Economics, both from the University of Ghana, Legon, and also a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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