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DR. SAM MENSAH is a Financial Economist and Investment Banking Consultant. He is a founding member and principal of SEM Group Limited, a management consulting and investment advisory firm which he established in Ghana after two decades in Canada and the United States. In Canada, Dr. Mensah acquired several years of progressive experience in corporate finance with Aetna Canada. He was subsequently employed as a Senior Economist with the Department of Finance and Treasury Board of Canada before switching to an academic career. He has several of years of academic experience with the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan where he was Assistant Professor of Finance. He has researched and published extensively in major publications such as the Journal of Futures Markets, Financial Review and Public Finance Quarterly on a variety of corporate finance and capital market issues and served as editor of African Emerging Markets: Contemporary Issues, Vol.1 (2002) and Vol 2 (2004).
During 1996-2004, he was Executive Secretary of the African Capital Markets Forum. He has consulted for bilateral and multilateral agencies on financial sector development and for several major companies on corporate finance issues. In Ghana, he has been at the forefront of financial sector development and has advised the Ghana Stock Exchange, the Bank of Ghana and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning on several capital market development projects. Dr. Mensah holds M.B.A.and Ph.D, Finance (Toronto), M.A., Economics (Ottawa), M.A., Political Science (McMaster), B.A. (Hons), Political Science (Ghana) and is a Certified Management Accountant (Society of Management Accountants of Canada). He is also a director of HFC Bank Limited and Chairman of Camelot Ghana Limited.