Five things you (probably) didn’t know about Cassiel Ato Forson

Ato Forson is widely respected in the Central Region and throughout Ghana for his commitment to his country and constituents

Cassiel Ato Forson is a Ghanaian legislator, economist, chartered accountant, tax professional and entrepreneur with professional experience spanning more than two decades in both the private and public sectors.

Ato Forson is widely respected in the Central region and throughout Ghana for his commitment to his country and constituents.

Here are five facts you probably didn’t know about the Minority Leader:

A Fellow of Chartered Institute of Taxation

Forson is a chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana.

He is an Oxford-trained Ghanaian MP who is in his fourth term and a highly accomplished professional with over two decades of experience.

PhD in Finance from KNUST

The legislator recently received a PhD in Business and Management (Finance Option) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

He has a PhD in Finance from KNUST, a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Oxford, UK, a Master of Science degree in Economics also from KNUST, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from London South Bank University.

Influential roles in public sector

His professional career has been marked by influential roles in Ghana’s public sector, including as Deputy Minister for Finance from April 2013 to January 2017, a member of Ghana’s Economic Management Team, a Board of Director of the Bank of Ghana, a Board of Ghana Cocoa Board, and Ghana’s Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

His expertise was also brought to light when he chaired the Committee that implemented the Ghana Integrated Financial Management Information System Reforms (GIFMIS).

Public purse protector

He has championed many initiatives related to quality education, health care, job creation and poverty alleviation.

As a ranking member of the finance committee, he led numerous crusades to protect the public purse.

An advocate of good governance

Throughout his career, Cassiel Ato Forson has been a strong advocate of good governance, transparency, and accountability.

He has been the NDC member of Parliament representative for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam since 2009 till date.

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