Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and head of Ghana’s Economic Management Team. He is an economist and banker by training. He served as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Ghana between 2006 and 2009. He also served as Resident Representative for the African Development Bank in Zimbabwe from 2011 to 2012. He was a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia (Canada), and a Senior Associate Member of St. Antonys College at the University of Oxford. Between 2013 and 2015 Dr. Bawumia was a visiting professor of economic governance at Ghana’s Central University. Dr. Bawumia also served as an assistant professor of economics at Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University, in Texas (1996- 2000).
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia holds a Bachelor of Science in economics (first class honours) from the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom (UK), a master’s degree in development economics from Oxford University (Lincoln College) and a doctorate in economics from Simon Fraser University (Canada). He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK) (ACIB) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB) in Ghana.
Dr. Bawumia has published several articles in refereed journals and has also published two books on monetary policy and economic development.