Role of SMEs in building the economy
Hon. Hanna Tetteh - Minister of Trade & Industry, Republic of Ghana

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Hon. Hanna Tetteh

Hanna Tetteh was born in Budapest to a Hungarian mother and Ghanaian father. Hanna went to Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast. She studied Law at the University of Ghana and the Ghana Law School and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1992. She started her career in private legal practice with Ansa-Asare and Co., focusing on commercial and corporate law. She briefly worked with Ghana's Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice before moving to Ghana Agro Food Company where she became General Manager for Legal, Administrative and Corporate Affairs. She has served as a Council Member of the Association of Ghana Industries, a Board Member of the Awutu- Emasa Rural Bank and on the advisory board for the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research. Hanna won the parliamentary seat for the Awutu Senya Constituency in the Central Region in December 2000. She has been a member of six parliamentary committees, including Trade, Industry and Tourism, Defence and Interior, Finance and Subsidiary Legislation. Hanna has served in the National Executive of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in various capacities. When the NDC won the 2008 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, she became the Minister for Trade and Industry in January 2009.