Professor Aba Bentil Andam is a Chartered Physicist and fellow of the UK Institute of Physics, the Ghana Institute of Physics, and the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, of which she is the immediate past President. Educated at Mfantsiman Girls’ Senior High school, Aburi Girls’ Senior High School and the University of Cape Coast, she pursued graduate studies at the University of Birmingham (UK) and graduated with a PhD in Cosmic Radiation Physics from the University of Durham in the UK. Prof Andam is the first recipient of the prestigious UNESCO Chair for Women in Science in Africa (West Africa Region). She has held research and teaching appointments at universities and research institutions in Italy, Germany and Ghana, and is currently employed at the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission campus of the University of Ghana. Prof Andam was President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences from 2017-2018; prior to that she was Vice President from 2013-2016, Council Member, and is member of various Committees of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences since 2008 to date. She was a Member, Board of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Ghana, (2016 -2017), and still is the chairman of the Management Board October 2019 to date; President, Ghana Institute of Physics, since September 2019; Member, Committee on Physics and Development (C13) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), 2018 to date; Member, Governing Council of National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) Ghana (2017 to date). She was Foundation Chairman, Council of University of Energy and Natural Resources, Ghana, (2012-2015); Foundation Chairman, Council of Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana, (1997 – 2002); Member, Governing Board of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, (1997-2001, then 2002 -2008); Foundation Member of the First IUPAP Working Group on Women in Physics and Leader of the Ghana Team of the IUPAP Conferences on Women in Physics to date.