Mr. Yao A. Abalo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Securities Depository (GH) Ltd, a position he has held since June 2017. He previously worked with the Bank of Ghana, rising to become an Advisor to the Governor of the Bank, with oversight on treasury operations. He was a member of the Top Executive Committee which took major decisions on policy direction for the Bank of Ghana. Mr. Abalo has also been Head of the Treasury Department of the Bank of Ghana where he was in charge of foreign exchange reserves management, exchange rate monitoring and management, foreign and domestic resource mobilization to meet the public sector borrowing requirements. Among other positions held in the Bank, he was Director of the Risk Management Department and Director of the External Financial Relations Department. Mr. Abalo holds an M.A. in Economic Policy Management from McGill University, a Graduate Diploma in Population Studies and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana.