President appoints new EC Chairperson

•  Mrs Charlotte Osei — New EC Chairman

• Mrs Charlotte Osei — New EC Chairman

Mrs. Charlotte Osei, Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) is the new Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC).

She replaces Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, who retired last week at the age of 70.

A statement issued and signed by the Chief of Staff, Mr. Julius Debrah in Accra last night and copied The Ghanaian Times said her appointment was made by President John Dramani Mahama in consultation with the Council of State.

Mrs Osei was appointed NCCE boss on August 24, 2011, by the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

Prior to that, she was the founder and Lead Counsel of Prime Attorneys, a leading law firm in Accra.

She also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Commercial Bank Limited and the Ghana Reinsurance Company Limited.

Mrs Osei had earlier, served as a Senior Legal Officer for the Ghana Commercial Bank and as a Company Secretary/Legal Adviser for the Unibank Ghana Limited.

She holds a Master of Law Degree (LL.M) from Queen’s University, Canada, and a Master in Business Leadership (MBL) from the University of South Africa.

Mrs. Osei has significant experience in several facets of law, with particular specialisation in Corporate/Business Law, Banking, Investment and Employment Law.

By Times Reporter

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