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25 February 2017

Johnson Asiama appointed BoG Second Deputy Governor

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Economist and Monetary Policy Specialist, Dr Johnson Asiamah has been appointed as Second Deputy Governor at Bank of Ghana.

Until his appointment, Dr. Asiamah was the Assistant Director at the Economics Department of the central bank, where he coordinated the work of the Monetary Policy Committee and supported the work of the Governors directly.

He takes over from Dr. Adul-Nashiru Issahaku who was recently appointed as Governor of the Bank.

Dr. Asiama is an economist with an extensive working experience at the Bank of Ghana over the past twenty (20) years.

He was born on May 5, 1968 and joined the Bank of Ghana in 1996, where he rose through the ranks. He has served in various departments such as the Banking Supervision Department, the Financial Markets Department, the Research Department and the Governors Department.

He served as Director of the Macroeconomic Management Department at the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) in Lagos, Nigeria between 2010 and 2013 where he designed and managed the capacity building programs for staff of central banks, Ministries of Finance, and other public sector institutions across the West African sub region.

Dr. Asiama holds a PhD (Economics) from the University of Southampton, UK and an MPHIL (Economics) from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He has published widely in journals in the area of monetary economics and economic growth and has a strong research interest in monetary policy modelling, economic stabilisation and long term growth in developing countries.

His is also interested in issues about risk management in banks.

 

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