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ITC Appoints Emelia Hanson as Chairperson in Ghana


Brussels, Belgium -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/17/2015 -- The International Trade Council announces the appointment of Ms Emelia Hanson as the new Chairperson in Ghana.

Ms. Hanson, who previously served as a senior consultant to the Council, brings to the post a strong background in economics, finance and accounting. Throughout her career, Ms. Hanson has provided services in the areas of regulatory reporting, market and credit risk, serving a wide variety of energy, financial, banking, medical, marketing and manufacturing clients both nationally and internationally.

In her capacity as a business analyst at Deloitte's Capital Markets Group, Ms. Hanson assisted many of the largest banks and top tier energy companies with business process analysis, systems implementation, project management, Sarbanes assessments and testing projects.  Her accomplishments include partnering or assisting with projects for institutions such as Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch.

She also contributed her expertise to an internal study on the impact of the development of bio-diesel on developed as well as developing countries; and compiled and analyzed political, socio-economic data relative to Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Kenya and Tanzania for Citigroup International Trade Indemnity Inc.

Ms. Hanson is currently the CEO and Founding Partner for Sawtel Ghana Ltd., a telecommunications manufacturing company serving Ghana and other West African countries.  She is the holder of a Master's degree in Public Administration, Finance and Economics from Columbia University in the United States and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Ghana. She holds membership in the Global Association of Risk Professionals as well as the Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA).

The International Trade Council (ITC) is a unique global organisation in which members identify and share best practices to achieve improvements in every aspect of socially and economically responsibility domestic and international trade. The ITC believes that entrepreneurship should be a main driver for economic growth.  To facilitate entrepreneurship there is a need to share information about best practices in education, information communications and technology, intellectual property rights and potential barriers to trade. This can be done by creating partnerships between legislators, private business, non-profit organisations and educational institutes.

The four pillars of the ITC's activities are: Education, Community Development, Economic Advancement and Sustainability.

Resurreccion Lopez
International Trade Council
Rond-Pont Shuman 11
1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 588 5803
Fax: +32 2 588 5804