SOURCE: Maharishi University of Management

Maharishi University of Management

May 02, 2016 07:00 ET

Doctor Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, Alumnus of 1992 MBA Program, Appointed Governor of the Bank of Ghana

FAIRFIELD, IA--(Marketwired - May 02, 2016) -  Dr. Abdul-Nashiru Issahaku, a 1992 graduate of Maharishi University of Management's MBA program has been appointed by the President of the Republic of Ghana to the office of Governor of the Bank of Ghana as of April 1, 2016.

Dr. Issahaku has a lengthy resume in the financial industry. His experience includes policy management in economic development as a Senior Public Savings Specialist of the World Bank. He has worked with several international financial institutions including the African Development Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the Canadian International Development Agency. He is credited with spearheading the Institutional Budget Support Programme for Tanzania and for managing Gambia's Economic Management Programme (2004-2009).

In addition to international finance, Dr. Issahaku has economic management experience with the National Development Planning Commission of Ghana. As the Second Deputy to the Governor and as an Executive Board Member, Dr. Issahaku oversaw nine separate departments including Economics and Banking Supervision. He later served as the Chief Executive Officer of Export Development and the Agriculture Investment Fund. As Chief Executive, he restored the fund to operational effectiveness. Following this work, Dr. Issahaku was appointed to Central Banking.

Dr. Issahaku attended secondary school in Tamale where he received GCE 'O' and 'A' levels. He was a member of the Debate Society while at school and is known for his sportsmanship as a Table Tennis Champion of the Northern Region. He obtained a certificate in Public Financial Management from Harvard University, a bachelors' in Business Administration from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, a Doctorate in International Affairs Development at Clark Atlanta University, and an MBA in Finance in Strategic Management from Maharishi University of Management.

Dr. Issahaku has authored several papers on economic research including "Human Rights, Economic Reforms, and Democracy" and is a member of the Royal Zambang family of Kunbungu. He is married and is the father of four children.

Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, IA, US is a private university featuring Consciousness-Based(SM) Education. The accredited traditional curriculum offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, sciences, humanities, and business, but also integrates self-development programs. Innovative aspects include the Transcendental Meditation® program, one course at a time, and organic vegetarian meals. Visitors' weekends are held throughout the year. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 1-800-369-6480 or visit

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