Mary Chinery-Hesse, GHF Board Member

Mary Chinery-Hesse
Chief Advisor to the former President of Ghana

Mary Chinery-Hesse is the Vice-Chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission, a member of the board of the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), and a member of the Council of the University of Ghana.

In 1989, Ms Chinery-Hesse was appointed as the first woman Deputy Director-General of the International Labour Organization in Geneva. Before joining the United Nations in 1981, Ms Chinery-Hesse was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana.

She holds degrees from the University of Ghana, Trinity College, the University of Dublin, and the World Bank Institute. She was also awarded a Doctor of Laws from the University of Ghana, Accra. Mary Chinery-Hesse is recipient of the order of the star of Ghana. (P.Ress)

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