Economist & Financial Consultant
Mrs Magdalene Ewuraesi Apenteng is a Distinguished Fellow Member (DhPMP) of the Institute of Project Management Practitioners Ghana and a Council Member of the Institute. She is an economist by profession, a Senior Civil Servant and currently the Chief Director and the Administrative Head at the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation. As the Team Leader she is responsible for the general administrative and technical functions of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and supervising the eleven agencies and departments under the Ministry. The Ministry is responsible for facilitating and promoting communication and digital technologies within the global setting. It is also expected to promote and enhance the application of ICT in national development. Being the first Chief Director for the newly established Ministry of Planning She was responsible for the setting up this new Ministry and the general administrative and technical functions.
Prior to becoming Chief Director, she served as Director for the Financial Sector Division, Director for the Public Investment Division and Head of the External Debt Unit of the then Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. As the first Director for the Public Investment Division (PID), she started and set up this Division when it was first created. She was responsible for managing the units of the Division – the Public Financial Appraisal, the Public Private Partnership Initiative, Strategic Projects as well as Public Entities. She ably led the team by providing the needed guidance, direction, supervision as well as ensuring effective and more efficient allocation of resources. With oversite direction and responsibility for the Public Investment Programme for the Government of Ghana – she coordinated the three-year rolling plan for all priority projects and programmes for Ghana. Together with the team at PID, she developed and championed the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Policy framework as well as the Public Investment Policy framework for the Government of Ghana.
She attended Holy Child Secondary School in Cape Coast and the University of Science and Technology (now KNUST) where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Social Science – Economics with French. She currently holds double masters – a Master of Arts Degree in Economic Policy Management (University of Ghana -Legon) and a Master of Science Degree in Financial Management (University of London, SOAS). She has extensive experience in Africa and South America advising on aid management techniques to enhance aid effectiveness. She possesses the relevant skills and knowledge in institutional, technical, and structural processes for undertaking Public Private Partnerships – (PPP). She doubles up as a Consultant & Advisor institutional, technical, and structural process for undertaking Public Private Partnerships – (PPP).
She won the following awards: Country Winner – Government Employed Official – CEO Global Awards 2017 Regional Winner – Government Employed Official – West and Central Africa Region, CEO Global Awards 2017. Infrastructure Investment Awards 2013 – Best Economic Development Project’ in Africa – World Finance, London, United Kingdom. The Best Technical Advisor – Middle East & Africa – 2013. PPP Advisory Division of Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning (MoFEP) of Ghana – World Finance, London, United Kingdom. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, and cooking. She also has a strong passion for helping young ladies and is a Mentor to several young ladies in her alma mater, her office as well as in her professional and social life.