Nii Sowa is an economist by training, with wide experience in lecturing, research, policy analysis and consultancy. He is the Ghana Country Director of the LSE and Oxford University run International Growth Centre. Dr. Sowa lectured for several years at the University of Ghana, Legon, and was the Head of the Department of Economics between 1988 and 1992.
He later joined the Centre for Policy Analysis in 1996 as a Core Research Fellow. His research in monetary and inflation management issues have won him several academic awards, both local and international. Nii Sowa has served as an economic consultant to several international organizations including the World Bank, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the British Department for International Development (DfID).
His experience at the policy level includes serving two-terms as the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He was also the longest serving member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana (2002-2014). He has been on the board of LCB since November, 1989.