The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC).
Her appointment was communicated in a letter from the presidency, and was signed by the Chief of Staff, Madam Akosua Frema Osei-Opare.
Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah’s appointment takes immediate effect.
“I am pleased to inform you that the President has appointed you as the Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) with immediate effect,” the letter from the Presidency said.
The Chief of Staff thus congratulated Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah on her appointment.
“I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your appointment.”
She replaces her immediate past boss, Mr. Stephen Amoah, who is now the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nhyiaso Constituency.
About the new MASLOC CEO
Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration with emphasis on Economic and Political Development from The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) – Columbia University in the City of New York.
She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana.
The new MASLOC CEO is also an expert in Project Management, Business Development, Strategy, Public Management, and Institutional Analysis, Government Budgeting, Operations Management, Economic Empowerment of Women, International Capital Markets, Business Analysis, Monitoring, and Evaluation among others.
She also has extensive work experience from different local and international organizations such as the Agricultural Development Bank (Accra, Ghana), the Millennium Cities Initiative – MCI in collaboration with Earth Institute of Columbia University (Accra, Ghana), consultancy for The Capacity Development Group (UNDP, New York), Merchant Bank Ghana Limited (Accra, Ghana), and Jospong Group of Companies (Accra, Ghana).
She is married with four children.