Johnson Asiama appointed Second Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana

Dr. Johnson Asiama
Dr. Johnson Asiama

Dr. Johnson P. Asiama has been appointed the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, a statement from the Ministry of Communication says.

According to the statement, the appointment by President John Mahama, done in consultation with the Council of State takes retrospective effect from April 5, 2016.

Born on May 5, 1968, he joined the Bank of Ghana in 1996, where he rose through the ranks. Dr. Asiama is an economist with extensive working experience at the Bank of Ghana.

He has served in various departments such as the Banking Supervision Department, the Financial Markets Department, the Research Department and the Governors Department.

Before his appointment, Dr Asiama 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.

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

He has also previously served as Director of the Macroeconomic Management Department at the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM)in Lagos, Nigeria, the statement added.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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