Hon. Kenneth Ofori-Atta
Minister of Finance, Republic of Ghana
Hon Ken Ofori-Atta assumed office as Ghana’s Finance Minister on January 27, 2017. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the Ghanaian and international financial sector and was a Co-Founder and former Chairman of the Databank Group (an investment banking firm) in Ghana.
Prior to co-founding Databank in 1990, the Hon Minister was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers on Wall Street in New York. He has other business interests in Insurance, Retail Banking, Private Equity, Micro finance, Pharmaceuticals and Real Estate.
Hon. Ofori-Atta was the first African to be honoured as a Donaldson Fellow at Yale University in 2010, a John Jay Fellow at Columbia University in 2011 and also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is a Co-Founder of the Aspen African Leadership Initiative.
He was also the first African to testify at the US Congress Ways and Means Committee to support the AGOA law.