Theresa Eson-Benjamin

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Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary; Head, Legal and Compliance

National Identification Authority (NIA)

Theresa Eson-Benjamin is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Secretary of the National Identification Authority (NIA), Ghana. Theresa joined the NIA in 2017 and has played key roles in the implementation of the National Identification System (NIS) Project of the Republic of Ghana. She has spearheaded the formulation and execution of a number of policy directives for the implementation of the NIS Project, a project which is based on a public private partnership agreement with Identity Management Systems II Limited. Her responsibilities include collaborating with Data User Agencies, Government Institutions and other major stakeholders for the verification of data in NIA’s National Identity Register (NIR) and execution of contracts in support of the collaboration, handling secretarial duties for the NIA Governing Board and acting as the focal person for Monitoring and Evaluation for NIA. Prior to working with the NIA, she practiced as lawyer with the prestigious firm of Messrs. Kulendi@Law, a reputable law firm in the capital city of Ghana for a period of seven years. Theresa is a Solicitor and Barrister by profession with 10 years standing at the Bar of England and Wales. She was called to the Ghana Bar in 2011 and is an Associate Insurer, Chartered Insurance Institute, UK. She holds a Master’s in Insurance and Banking Law.