The Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Elsie Addo Awadzi, has received a Woman of Excellence accolade for her contribution to the economic development of Ghana.
Elsie who is a former Senior Counsel of the Financial and Fiscal Law Unit of the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was also heralded for work in areas of Public Financial Management and Fiscal Responsibility in other IMF member countries.
The 5th Ghana Women of Excellence Awards was organized by Top Brass Ghana under the theme “Empowering the Ghanaian Woman for National Development”.
The awards ceremony is part of the 2020 International Women’s Day celebrations.
Portions of the citation that accompanied the award read, “Elsie Addo Awadzi was appointed 2nd Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana by H. E. the President of the Republic in February, 2018.
Significantly, she is the only second woman to be appointed Deputy Governor in the Bank of Ghana’s 62 year history.
She has several international publications to her credit on financial regulation and crises management, debt management and corporate governance, among others, and she is passionate about strengthening governance and institutions to support equitable and inclusive socio-economic development.
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the economic development of Ghana and other IMF member countries in the areas of Public Financial Management and Fiscal Responsibility, this Ghana Women of Excellence Award is conferred on Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi”.
Below is the full press release