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Co-founder of investment bank, Databank, Ken Ofori Atta has been named finance minister-designate by President Akufo-Addo.

The President made the announcement Tuesday at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government.

Mr. Ofori Atta was born in 1959 at Kibi, a town in the Eastern region. He serves as a director for numerous companies in the country. He is a Director for Enterprise Group Ltd and Trust Bank Ltd of The Gambia. He is a Director at the International Bank of Liberia and is a Board Member of the Acumen Fund.

He is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and was adjudged Ghana’s    2nd most respected C.E.O in 2008. He is a Donaldson Fellow at Yale University and a recipient of the John Jay Award from Columbia University.

Meanwhile, the President has also nominated a former finance minister Yaw Osafo Marfo as his Senior Minister –designate.