All You Need To Know About Ghana’s Current Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Attah

Ken Ofori Attah

Ken Ofori Attah is a Ghanaian Politician who is the current Finance Minister of Ghana.

Ken Ofori Attah was born on the 7th of November, 1958 in Kibi, a town in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

On the 22nd of January 2020, a man named Nuetey Latif Ahinguah was given a 12-month prison sentence with hard labor for impersonating Ofori-Atta on social media.

Below is a brief Biography of the current Finance Minister.

 

Age

He was born on the 7th of November, 1958 at Kibi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is 63 years old as of the year 2021.

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Hometown

He hails from Kibi in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

Personal Life

He is married to Professor Angela Lamensdorf Ofori-Atta, a clinical psychologist) at the University of Ghana Medical School. They are blessed with four children.

Early Life and Education

He had his basic level education at the Accra Newtown Experimental School together with Tsatsu Tsikata.

He moved on to the Achimota School in Accra for his secondary level education. He proceeded to Columbia University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics.

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He also graduated from the Yale University School of Management with an MBA in the year 1988.

Career and Politics

He is the co-Founded of Databank Financial Services with Daniel Ofori-Atta, Keli Gadzekpo, and Togbe Afede XIV in the year 1990.

He served as its Executive Chairman until February 14, 2012, when he went on retirement.

He has worked at investment banks Salomon Brothers and Morgan Stanley on debt and equity management.

He has other business interests in Insurance, Retail Banking, Private Equity, Micro-finance, Pharmaceuticals, and Real Estate.ken ofori atta f972ea6d 0825 4a4b 85ca 9686e68cabc resize 750

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In 1997, Ofori-Atta was the first African to testify at the US Congress Ways and Means Committee to support the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA.)

He also was a Director at the International Bank and is also a Board Member of the Acumen Fund.

In May 2017, Akufo-Addo named Ken Ofori-Atta as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.

Ken Ofori-Attah was elected Chair of the World Bank/IMF Development Committee at the 2018 Spring Meetings and also Chairs the Governing Board of African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF).

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