Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana. He is an accomplished Economist and Banker who served as the Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana until his nomination as the Vice Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008. Dr. Bawumia served as a consultant to the Economic Commission of Africa between February and March 2009.
Between April and October 2009, he served as a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia Liu Centre for Global Studies and UBC Fisheries Centre. In October 2009, he was appointed as a Fellow of the International Growth Centre (IGC), a research institute based jointly at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Oxford University that provides advice on economic growth to governments of developing countries, specifically serving as an IGC Team Member for Sierra Leone. He also served as an advisor to the Central Bank of Sierra Leone on the redesigning of the organizational structure of the bank and its monetary policy framework.