Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi was appointed 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana in February 2018, with responsibility for financial regulation, financial stability, and financial inclusion, among other things. She is the second woman to be appointed Deputy Governor in the Bank’s 62-year history.
Before her appointment as Deputy Governor, she was Senior Counsel of the Financial and Fiscal Law Unit of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Legal Department, based in Washington, D.C. In that role, she helped to design reforms to strengthen financial systems and manage financial crises in a variety of IMF member countries, as well as advised on legal and institutional aspects of public financial management.
Prior to joining the IMF in 2012, Mrs. Addo Awadzi was a two-term Commissioner of Ghana’s Securities & Exchange Commission, worked on key financial sector legal reforms in Ghana and other countries in Africa, worked briefly as a senior treasury dealer in Barclays Bank Ghana Limited, and worked in private law practice, among others.
She holds an LL.M. degree (International Business and Economic Law) with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C, and a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law. She also holds an M.B.A. (Finance) from the University of Ghana, and an LL.B. Degree from the same university.