Dr. Ernest Addison is the Governor of the Bank of Ghana. Dr. Addison graduated from the University of Ghana with B. A. (Hons) Economics in June 1986, attained M. Phil. Economics and Politics at the Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, and then obtained PhD in Economics at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in June 1993 with specialization in Monetary Economics, Economic Development and International Economics. In addition to these degrees, Dr. Addison has taken several central banking training programmes in the USA, Switzerland, England, and Israel, to name a few.
Dr. Addison has worked extensively in the Economic Policy arena, with a focus on Economic Development, Monetary Policy Formulation and Implementation, and Macroeconomic Surveillance. He has chaired several Committees, including the International Taskforce on WAMZ, Economic Policy Coordinating Committee, and the Technical Committee on Redenomination of the Cedi, and the Taskforce on Second Monetary Zone Project.
Dr. Addison was appointed the Lead Economist, Regional Operations South B, at the African Development Bank from 2011 to 2013, and then as Lead Regional Economist Southern African Resource Centre from 2014 to 2016 where he led the policy dialogue in the Southern African region of the African Development Bank. Dr. Addison was appointed Governor of the Bank of Ghana on April 3, 2017.
Dr. Addison was elected the 2020 Chair of the Board of Governors of the IMF and World Bank at the 2020 Annual meetings of the World Bank and the IMF in Washington DC. He is currently a Co-chair of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), a Regional Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Ghana International Bank, and a member of the Ghana Cocoa Board, among others.
Dr. Addison demonstrates strong leadership, management and policy skills, and inspires confidence and credibility within the financial sector.