Born on the 3 September 1944, Dr Kwesi Botchwey was 78 at the time of his death.
Professor Botchwey is the longest-serving Finance Minister.
The late economist received his secondary school education at the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School in Ghana.
He taught at the University of Zambia, the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and the University of Ghana.
Other notable previous assignments of Dr Botchwey were advisor to the World Bank on the 1997 World Development Report.
He was among others, a member and Chairman of IMF‘s Group of Independent Experts who conducted the first ever external evaluation of the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, an advisor to the UNDP’s UN Special Initiative on Africa and an advisor to the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM).
Dr. Kwesi Botchwey was married with 3 children.