Prof. Ernest Aryeetey has been appointed as the new African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Board Chair with effect from 1 April 2021. He takes over from Dr. Louis Kasekende whose term ends 31 March 2021, having served in this capacity since April 2017. Dr. Kasekende is the immediate former Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda and has been instrumental in spearheading the collaboration with the AERC African Central Bank Governor’s Forum to ensure the long-term sustainability of the AERC through increased African stakeholdership.
Prof. Aryeetey is a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana. One of his strategic priorities as Vice Chancellor was to develop the university into a research-intensive institution that supports structural transformation in Ghana and Africa. He was the first director of the African Growth Initiative at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC. Prof Aryeetey has served as a member of the Governing Council of the United Nations University and was previously Chairman of the Advisory Board of UNU-World Institute for Development Economics Research (Helsinki).
An economist by training, Prof Ernest Aryeetey has held academic appointments at SOAS, University of London, Yale University and Swarthmore College.
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