Mrs. Jean Adukwei Mensa is the current Electoral Commission’s boss who also doubles as a lawyer. Before taking over the mantle as the EC’s, she spent over 18years at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) scaling through all the ranks to finally an Executive Director.
Early Life and Education
Jean Mensa in the year 1993 received her first degree from the Faculty of Law from the University of Ghana. She was then called to the Bar in 1996. She also had her secondary education at St. Mary’s Senior High School. She has also received executive education from the Harvard Business School in the year 2018.
On 23 July 2018, Jean Mensah was named as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana after Madam Charlotte Osei was axed from office. Jean Mensah’s quest for democracy for the past two decades made her a leader in Policy research and advocacy. In 2012, she was involved in the Presidential Transition Act, the Revised 1992 Constitution of Ghana, Political Parties Funding Bill, and the Revised Political Parties Bill.
Jean Mensah was sworn in by President of Ghana, Akuffo Addo though some people wanted the whole process to be halt as a result challenging the removal of the former EC’s chairperson.
Prior to working at the IEA which organised Ghana’s Presidential and Vice-Presidential Debates, as well as Town Hall Meetings for parliamentary candidates, Mrs Mensa also worked at Amarkai Amarteifio Chambers (1995-1997) and BJ Da Rocha Chambers as a Junior Lawyer (1998).
Mrs. Jean Mensah is married to Dr. Charles Mensa and are blessed with three children. She has hide her family life from the public
Mrs. Jean Mensah is yet to hold her first national election after coming under massive criticism for compiling a new voter’s register by the opposition party, NDC.