Meet Cassiel Ato Forson: The Deputy Finance Minister Designate

Cassiel Ato Forson
Cassiel Ato Forson, Deputy Minister Designate for finance

The Appointment Committee of Parliament will from tomorrow Wednesday April 10, start the next phase of vetting of deputy ministerial nominees as appointed by President John Dramani Mahama. One of the nominees who is expected to attract a lot of attention is Cassiel Ato Forson the Member of Parliament for the Ajumako Enyan Essiam constituency who has been designated to deputize at the finance ministry.

Ato Forson is very energetic, organized professional with diverse and rich experience in accounting, organizational management and business start-up and growth development. As CEO and board chairman of a Holding company, Ato Forson has leadership skills and experience in budget planning, implementation, monitoring and appraisal of financial systems, as well as auditing and accountancy services.

Cassiel Ato Baah Forson has been a Member of Parliament for the Ajumako Enyan Essiam Consistency in the Central Region since 2009.? He served as an active member of the Finance Committee of Parliament where he demonstrated immense experience and insight into Public Finance and Economic policy issues. He also served as the Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House. He served on the Committee on Poverty Reduction Strategy, Committee on Education as well as the Standing Orders Committee of Parliament.

Ato Forson holds a BSc (Hons) Accounting degree from the London South Bank University and a finalist of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (UK). In his role as a Member of Parliament, Forson contributed to the enforcement of the constitutional obligation over the use of public funds and the operations of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

He is a highly accomplished and result-driven accountant, entrepreneur and a law maker with more than 10 years working experience in private, corporate and the public sector. He worked as the Managing Director for Forson Contracts (UK) Limited and as a Chief Executive Officer for Concepts On-Line Ghana Limited.

He founded and managed Concepts-Online Ghana Limited, a web based vehicle tracking and fleet management company. He is also the founder and Board Chairman of OMEGA Africa Holdings Limited, an investment and oil & gas Group Company established since 2004.

Ato Forson was born on August 5, 1978 at Sekondi, Ajumako-Besease in the Western Region.

He is an accountant by profession and very Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites & Sage and quick Books. He is a product of the London South Bank University, Emile Wolf College, London, Institute of Professional Studies and Besease Secondary School, among others.

Source: The Business Analyst

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