On the political side, he is the son of an influential clan and took over as head of Ghana’s finance ministry in 2017. Ken Ofori-Atta played a role central in the victory of his cousin Nana Addo Dankwa – The Best Of Nana Addo Dankwa in the 2016 elections. A soft-spoken minister, he begins his meetings with prayer and never fails to quote the Bible in his speeches. He donates his salary to charity and would have paid for the renovation of his office himself.
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On the business side, he spent three decades in the financial sector in Africa and the West, weaving and network of contacts within the Bretton Woods institutions and beyond. He created the investment bank Databank with Keli Gadzekpo in 1990, after working at Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers in New York. He currently chairs the African caucus at the IMF and the World Bank. A year after taking office, The Banker (publication of the group Financial Times) designates him as “best African minister of the Finances ».