The Dean of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Prof. Joshua Yindenaba Abor, has been appointed as a member of the Bank of Ghana’s (BoG) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
The Governor of the BoG, divulged the news concerning Prof. Abor’s appointment during the Committee’s February 2015 press briefing.
The MPC, established by Bank of Ghana Act 2002, (Act 612), Section 27, is responsible for ‘initiating proposals for the formulation of the monetary policies of the Bank’, as well as ‘providing the statistical data and advice necessary for the formulation of monetary policies’.
Its membership is composed of 5 persons in the upper echelons of BoG’s hierarchy, including the Governor, and two external members appointed by the Minister of Finance. Prof Abor was recommended by Dr. Nii Sowa (Country Director, International Growth Centre), who retired from the MPC in December 2014 after serving for twelve years.
Prof. Abor is an established researcher and Professor of Finance, as well as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), United Kingdom. He is a visiting scholar in several reputable institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and has also consulted extensively in the fields of banking and finance.
Prof. Abor also serves on the boards of a number of companies and currently chairs the board of SIC Life Company Ltd.
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