The State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) has appointed Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) as acting director general effective November 20, 2023.
Until her new role, Duah-Yentumi was serving as the general manager in charge of operations at SIGA since its inception in 2019, bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record.
Her distinguished legal career is marked by her instrumental role as the executive secretary of the erstwhile Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC), where she designed and developed strategies to uncover deserted state-owned assets.
Outlining her role as the acting director general, in a press release announcing her appointment, SIGA noted that Duah-Yentumi will play a pivotal role in steering the company’s strategic direction and overseeing governance frameworks.
She will also champion the authority’s mission to uphold state interests in Specified Entities with the highest standards of integrity.
Hollistar Duah-Yentumi (Esq.) expressed her enthusiasm about the new role, stating, “As I take on the role of acting director general, I am committed to leading with excellence, transparency, and collaborative governance, guiding our Authority to new heights of integrity and innovation.”
Hollistar Duah-Yentumi is a lawyer and a journalist. Hollistar is a graduate of the University of Ghana where she obtained a degree in Law and Political Science, a Qualifying Certificate in Law from the Ghana School of Law, and a Master of Laws (LL. M.) from the University of Maryland’s Francis King Carey School of Law.
A product of the University of Ghana Primary School and Achimota School, Hollistar also holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism.
She is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Superior Court of Judicature of Ghana and a member of the Ghana Bar Association leveraging close to two decades of professional and entrepreneurial experience providing business insights across multiple industries with large multinational corporations including the Global Energy Sector, Minerals and Mining Sector, Oil and Gas, Banking and Finance, Infrastructure Development and Corporate Law.
Hollistar had a brief stint as the Executive Secretary with the Divestiture Implementation Committee (DIC) of Ghana where she persistently championed the turnaround of the then-defunct DIC through its revival and eventual merger with the State Enterprises Commission to become the new State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).
Prior to DIC, she was a Partner at the Legal, HR, and Corporate Advisory Group of the MORGANBAUERS Y.E.S.
Earlier in her career, she served as legal and compliance director of GO Green Canada Inc, where she led the Tax, Environment, and Natural Resources Divisions of the firm.
She also worked with Zenith Bank Ghana Ltd, United Bank of Africa (UBA), and Prime Attorneys Ltd, a private legal firm.
Hollistar currently serves on the Board of DUYENT Global Inc. and Royal Ashanti Holdings Inc. and is the immediate past General Manager of Operations at the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA).
She is married with two daughters.