Ghana’s former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper has been appointed a part time lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).
He took to twitter to announce the appointment, saying he looked forward to exciting interactions with students during his public policy lectures.
According to him, he did same in 2017 when he was appointed a corporate executive residence at the UGBS, akin to a visiting lecturer
Mr Terkper served as a Deputy Finance Minister between 2009 and 2013 under President J.E.A. Mills.
President John Dramani Mahama promoted him as Finance Minister in January 2013, a position he held until January 6, 2017.
Mr Terkper is a Chartered Accountant, who holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School, Harvard University.
He was born in Somanya in the Eastern Region of Ghana, where he started his Elementary School education in the Presby cluster of schools.
He obtained his first degree in Business Communication from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana.
As a Deputy Minister of Finance from March 2009 to January 2013, Mr Terkper worked mainly on the Budget and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) as well as on revenue policy and administration.
Before joining the IMF, Terkper worked in staff and management positions—including National VAT Coordinator and Deputy Commissioner—in the National Revenue Secretariat MOFEP and revenue agencies in Ghana. He played a key role in the introduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT) in Ghana.
He has consulted for the IMF; Harvard Institute for International Development(HIID), Harvard International Tax Program (ITP); African Development Bank [AfDB], and UN Committee of Tax Experts. He was a correspondent for Tax Analysts, USA.
Terkper has been part of—and participated in leadership positions in—local government (including membership of the Yilo District Assembly), social, religious, and student bodies.
Terkper published a book on VAT (VAT Handbook by Thompson-Reuters) in 2011 and continues to maintain a keen interest in research, publications, reviews and teaching.