Dr Adwoa Asantewaa

Economist, World Bank Group

Adwoa is an Energy Economist at the World Bank with a PHD in Economics from the University of Durham – UK having researched on electricity sector reforms, electricity access, electricity market design and competition. She also holds an MSc in Energy Economics and Policy from the University of Surrey- UK.

Prior to joining the World Bank, she founded and managed A. A Emery Energy and petroleum Consult which was an energy consulting firm in Ghana which worked to facilitate energy projects into the country. She was also a fellow at the Durham Energy Institute and a tutor in macroeconomics and environmental economics at Durham. In addition to her core research interests, she also worked on smart electricity

systems and was seconded to Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation S.A. where she worked in a team in exploring regulatory challenges of smart grid development and deployment. Adwoa also has some experience in retail banking having served as a Board member of Wenchi Rural Bank Limited and a consultant for XDS Data Ghana Limited which is the first credit bureau in Ghana.