Michael Ofori-Mensah

Dr. Michael Ofori-Mensah is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs where he is responsible for governance with a focus on institutional reforms, legislative reviews and public sector accountability. Michael also coordinates the Institute’s projects with development partners.

Since joining the IEA he has contributed to several capacity building projects in the area of governance reforms and also provided technical support to MPs in Ghana on legislation such as the Presidential (Transition) Act. In 2011, Michael was a Member of Ghana’s statutory petroleum revenue oversight body — the Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC).

He has authored several publications on institutional reform, anti-corruption and public financial management. Michael has a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh. Prior to obtaining his doctorate, he worked in investment management with firms such as JP Morgan, Citigroup and Fidelity Investments. He was also educated at London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Kent at Canterbury.