President John Mahama has appointed Dr. Johnson P. Asiama as the second deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana.
The appointment which takes effect from April 5, 2016 was done in consultation with the Council of State, according to a statement signed by Communications Minister Dr Edward Omane Boamah.
Dr Asiama until his elevation was the assistant director at the Economics Department of the Bank of Ghana, where he coordinated the work of the Monetary Policy Committee and supported the work of the governors directly.
He holds a PHD (Economics) from the University of Southampton, 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 between 2010 and 2013.
He was born on May 5, 1968 and joined the Bank of Ghana in 1996.
Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku is the new governor of the BoG following the early retirement of his former boss Dr Henry Wampah in late March.