Charlotte Baidoo, Chief Executive Officer of Women’s World Banking Ghana (WWBG), has been awarded Fellow Certified Economist (FCE) by the Institute of Certified Economists of Ghana (ICEG).
The fellowship was conferred on Mrs. Baidoo at a short ceremony in Accra last week, at which the leadership of the institute lauded her for contributing greatly to the growth of corporate Ghana and the economy in general.
A citation presented to her read: “For your dedication and service to the corporate banking industry in Ghana over the past six years; for your enthusiasm and support to women in leadership as well as your indepth knowledge in Ghana’s SME market.”
The citation added that she served as a driving force behind the standard of quality in Women’s World Banking Ghana as well as contributing to Ghana’s economic growth.
“You have acquired rich experience and knowledge in credit administration, portfolio management, human resources management and restructuring of loans.”
In a short speech before the conferment, Godwin Amissah, Acting CEO of ICEG, said the institute believes in women empowerment and that Mrs. Baidoo is deserving of the honours.
“Inclusivity and poverty reduction has become a topical issue globally and in Ghana we have done very well with the Millennium Development Goals and we need to have a situation where real GDP growth will reflect in poverty eradication.
“The CEO of WWBG has done a fantastic job in SME banking and women in leadership which has led to poverty eradication and all these goes to show that we are on track to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” he said.
He called on managers of the economy that while they pursue macroeconomic stability through inflation targeting, reducing interest rates, and others they shouldn’t neglect the non social indicators like maternal mortality, fertility, gender inclusivity.
Mrs. Baidoo, who was besides herself with joy, noted that she never thought that she would one day receive such an honour, let alone be added to a group of such distinguished Ghanaians.
“I may have been doing well at my job but this recognition from the Institute, which I very much appreciate, comes to honour a lot of people who have mentored and continue to mentor me throughout my professional journey.”
She thanked Almighty God for making all things possible and also thanked the directors, management, staff and customers of the WWBG, her family and mentors who have guided her through her life.
“I am so pleased to have the title of Fellow of the Institute of Certified Economists, Ghana conferred on me today. Receiving this award is such an amazing honour.
”ICEG is a registered professional body that trains, certifies and confers honours on professional economists and individuals as well as corporate institutions that have contributed towards the growth and development of Ghana.