Deputy Chief Executive Officer

::Hajia Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah

Mrs Abibata Shanni Mahama Zakariah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree with emphasis on Economic and Political Development from The School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University in the City of New York.


Some of her core interest areas are: Project Management, Business Development, Strategy, Public Management and Institutional Analysis, Government Budgeting, Operations Management, Economic Empowerment of Women, International Capital Markets, Business Analysis, Monitoring and Evaluation among others. She has applied these skills through continued work with the public service, private sector and international organizations where she acquired a wide-range of knowledge in the formulation and implementation of projects and policies.


She has extensive work experience from the following organizations: Agricultural Development Bank (Accra, Ghana) The Millennium Cities Initiative - MCI in collaboration with Earth Institute of Columbia University (Accra, Ghana), Consultancy for The Capacity Development Group (UNDP, New York), Merchant Bank Ghana Limited (Accra, Ghana) and Jospong Group of Companies (Accra, Ghana).

She interned with Institute of Economic Affairs (Accra, Ghana), The Regional Bureau for Africa in collaboration with Earth Institute of Columbia University (UNDP, New York) and did her national service with UNHCR (Accra, Ghana). She is happily married with four children. She is a highly motivated individual, a team player, a results-oriented person, dynamic, analytical and highly competent.

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  • "We are committed to growing and developing small and micro businesses through the provision of sustainable microfinance, small loans and business services to Ghanaian entrepreneurs."

  • "MASLOC provides micro and small loans for start-ups and small businesses with fast, easy and accessible microcredit and small loans to grow and expand their businesses as well as to enhance job and wealth creation."

  • "The objective of MASLOC is to provide, manage and regulate on fiduciary basis, approved funds for microfinance and small scale credit schemes and programmers and also serve as the apex body of the microfinance sub sector. "