The African Center for Economic Transformation, ACET, has appointed Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi to occupy the position of Executive Vice President.
Owusu-Gyamfi who is expected to officially begin work from Monday, July 6, 2020, according to the press statement by ACET. Her role at ACET includes assuming “broad strategic and leadership responsibilities, working across departments to bolster ACET programs and to strengthen collaboration and outreach with partners in both the public and private sectors.”
The president and founder of ACET, K.Y. Amoako in the statement said; “ACET is growing alongside Africa, Mavis will take us even further. She is a passionate and highly experienced advocate for improving the African condition through economic transformation.”
Commenting on her appointment, Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi said; “It is a privilege to join an African-led organization at such a pivotal time,” Mavis said. “Navigating the economic impact of COVID-19 is a new and immediate challenge. Through its staff of specialists and network of thought leaders, ACET is well positioned to assist African governments to build stronger economies that can better withstand future shocks. I am very excited to be a part of ACET and to contribute to that mission.”
The experience of Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi
Mavis OwusuGyamfi has over 25 years of experience in international development. She is a political economist by training and a private sector development specialist who was born in Ghana. She holds an MPhil from the University of Sussex.
She previously worked at the UK Department for International Development, DFID, where she led the creation and implementation of DFID’s first private sector development strategies in a number of countries.
More recently, she worked as the Director of Program Policy at Save the Children. In 2016, she joined a newly established NGO, the Power of Nutrition, as its Director of Investments, overseeing rapid growth across a dozen African and Asian countries.
About the African Center for Economic Transformation
The African Center for Economic Transformation, ACET, is an economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. They produce research, offer policy advice, and galvanize action for African countries to develop their economies, reduce poverty, and improve livelihoods for all.