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MS. HOLLISTAR DUAH-YENTUMI APPOINTED AG. DIRECTOR-GENERAL AT STATE INTERESTS AND GOVERNANCE AUTHORITY (SIGA)

 

 

The State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) as its new Ag. Director-General, effective Monday, 20th November, 2023.

Ms. Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) until her elevation to this role was the General Manager in charge of Operations at SIGA since its inception in 2019. She brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record to her new role, having previously served as the Executive Secretary of the erstwhile Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC), where she designed and developed strategies to uncover and recover deserted state-owned assets.

As the Ag. Director-General, Ms. Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) will play a pivotal role in steering SIGA’s strategic direction, overseeing governance frameworks, and championing the authority’s mission to uphold state interests in Specified Entities with the highest standards of integrity.

Ms. Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) expressed her enthusiasm about the new role, stating, “As I take on the role of Ag. Director-General, I am committed to leading with excellence, transparency, and collaborative governance, guiding our Authority to new heights of integrity and innovation.”

Profile

Hollistar Duah-Yentumi is a lawyer and a journalist. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana where she obtained a degree in Law and Political Science, a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL. M.) from the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law. A product of the University of Ghana Primary School and Achimota School, Hollistar also holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

She is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Superior Court of Judicature of Ghana and a member of the Ghana Bar Association leveraging close to Two (2) decades of professional and entrepreneurial experience. She has business insights across multiple industries with large multinational corporations including the Global Energy Sector, Minerals and Mining Sector, Oil and Gas, Banking and Finance, Infrastructure Development and Corporate Law.

Hollistar had a brief stint as the Executive Secretary with the Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC) of Ghana where she persistently championed the turnaround of the then-defunct DIC through its revival and eventual merger with the State Enterprises Commission to become the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA). Prior to DIC, she was a Partner of the Legal, HR, and Corporate Advisory group at the MORGANBAUERS Y.E.S.

Earlier in her career, she served as Legal and Compliance Director of GO Green Canada Inc, where she led the Tax, Environment, and Natural Resources Divisions of the firm. She also worked with Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Prime Attorneys Ltd, a private legal firm.

Hollistar currently serves on the Board of DUYENT Global Inc. and Royal Ashanti Holdings Inc. and is the immediate past General Manager, Operations at the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).

She is married with two daughters.

 

 

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