Bank of Ghana Maxwell Opoku-Afari is First Deputy Governor of BoG

Dr Maxwell Opoku-Afari’s appointment takes effect August 7, 2017.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed a Deputy Division Chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as the new First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG).

Dr Maxwell Opoku-Afari’s appointment takes effect August 7, 2017.

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Dr Opoku-Afari succeeds Milison Narh who announced his retirement on July 31, 2017, when he paid a courtesy call on the President.

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

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At the Bank of Ghana, he worked 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 PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

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