Mr. Alex Bernasko

Chairman

Mr. Alex Bernasko is a Legal Practitioner and Notary Public.  He had a long and successful career in Central Banking, rising to become the Secretary to the Bank of Ghana and then Advisor and member of the Bank’s top management, positions he held till his retirement in 2012.  He has served on several Board of Directors including the Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF), Ghana Tourist Development Company and Agricultural Development Bank (1998 – 2001).  He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, International Bar Association and the Institute of Directors.  He comes to the Board with vast knowledge and experience in management, banking and finance and monetary and financial law.  He was appointed to the Board on 1st August, 2017.

Mr. Patrick Kingsley-Nyinah

Vice-Chairman

Mr. Patrick Kingsley-Nyinah is the Deputy Managing Director of Belstar Capital Ltd, one of the shareholders of the Bank.  He brings to the board several years of rich Investment Banking experience, which has seen him champion developments in the industry including Stock Exchange regulations and market development initiatives like the listing of the First Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) on the Ghana Stock Exchange and the successful execution of the first fully underwritten capital raising offer under the bought deal model in Ghana.

Dr. John Kofi Mensah

Executive Director

Dr. John Kofi Mensah was appointed Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited on August 1, 2017. Dr. Mensah  is a renowned Economist and Banker with 25 years of experience in different sectors of Banking ranging from start -up and delinquent banks operations, credit and foreign/Treasury management of Universal Banks.    He began his career at the erstwhile Bank for Housing and Construction in 1989 as an Economics and Research Officer and later Treasury Officer until 1995 when he joined Securities Discount Company (SDC) as a Deputy Chief Money Market Dealer.  In 1996, he joined International Commercial Bank (Now FBN Bank) as a pioneer and Manager of Treasury/Foreign Operations and was elevated to the position of General Manager/Deputy CEO of the Bank by 2007. In November 2007 he moved to UniBank as the General Manager Client Services and was later promoted to Deputy Managing Director, till his departure to join First Capital Plus Savings & Loans (FCPSL) in April 2011, to push the young institution to achieve Universal Bank status.  In July 2012, Dr. Mensah successfully assisted the Board of FCPSL (Now Capital Bank) obtain a provisional Universal Banking License and subsequently a Universal Bank Status in August, 2013. He was the Chief Executive Officer (COO/CEO) of FCPSL from April 2011 till July 2015.  
Dr. Mensah is a member of the Board of Directors at Enyan Denkyira Rural Bank. He was the Board Chairman of Family Fountain Assets & Securities Limited and has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Cocoa Processing Company (CPC.) 
 He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance) with SMC University of Zurich, Switzerland. He holds an MSc (Banking and Finance), Cum Laude from Finafrica in Milan, Italy and a BA (Economics & Statistics) from the University of Ghana-Legon. He did his Advanced Level Certificate at the St. Peters Secondary School and his Ordinary Level Certificate at the Breman Asikuma Secondary School.  
Dr. Mensah has attended various capacity building programs, seminars and courses in Europe and Asia. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers (FIPFM), UK. He  is a devout Christian and married with five children. 

 

Mr. Kwabena Dapaah-Siakwan

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kwabena Dapaah-Siakwan, who is a Chartered Accountant and a former Banker is currently the Executive Chairman of XF Petroleum and Engineering Company Ltd, a Bulk Oil Distribution Company.  He is a former Deputy Managing Director (Finance & Administration) of the then Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd (1999 – 2003), having served in earlier positions in the Bank as General Manager, Foreign Operations, Deputy Treasurer and Deputy Head of Accounts Division.  He is also a former Director of Finance and Administration of Trasacco Estates Development Ltd (2004 – 2011), and a former Managing Director of Vanguard Properties Development Company Ltd (2011 –2014), a member of the Vanguard Group.

He has served on many Boards of reputable companies and institutions including the then Ghana Commercial Bank Ltd (1999 – 2003), Shell Ghana Ltd (2000 – 2003), Ghana Water Company Ltd (1997 – 2000), National Petroleum Tender Board (1997 – 2000), Adehyeman Savings and Loans Company Ltd (2005 – 2009), and Gratis Foundation (2003 – 2008).  He is currently on the Boards of the following companies: Best Western Premiere Hotel, Accra; Airside Hotel, Accra; Morgan International Community Schools; Entrepreneurial Training Institute; Tesano Baptist Church Co-operative Credit Union; Keypot Realty Company Limited and Cromwell Property Developers Ltd.

Mr. Dapaah-Siakwan who was also appointed to the Board on 1st August, 2017, therefore brings on board a lot of knowledge and experience.

 

Nana Ama Serwaa Bonsu

Non-Executive Director

Nana Ama Serwaa Bonsu is a Sales, Marketing and Business Development Executive.  Since 2006, she has made her expertise available to companies like Cirrus Oil, which operates in the Oil and Gas Exploration Industry and Trojan Power, which is an Independent Power Producer making major strides in the power industry.  She brings to the Board her rich experience in these industries.

Dr. Adu Anane Antwi

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Adu Anane Antwi who is a Lawyer and a Chartered Accountant, was the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission from July 2011 to December, 2016 when he retired. He has special interest in corporate governance and has conducted extensive research into corporate governance issues having published a number of articles on the subject as well as facilitated in various workshops and seminars aimed at providing training and guidance for corporate managers in the practice of good corporate governance since 2002. Dr. Antwi is currently the Managing Counsel of Finlaw Consult and comes to the Board with a rich and varied knowledge and experience. He was appointed on 2nd August, 2017.

Frank Kwame Osei

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Frank Kwame Osei is the Executive Chairman of Nationwide Group consisting of various companies locally and foreign. Between 1987 and 1990, he was a Contracts Manager for Initial Hygiene Supplies London, managing 20 contracts with various companies and institutions. In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director of Nationwide Group consisting of Nationwide Contracts Services Ltd, London, Nationwide Vehicle Pre delivery Inspection Ltd, London; Nationwide International Procurement (UK), London; Nationwide Tavern Ltd, London; Nationwide International Procurement (Ghana) Ltd, Accra; Nationwide Environmental & Sanitation Ltd, Accra, Ghana; Nationwide Traffic Management & Enforcement Ltd, Accra, Ghana; Nationwide Systems Ltd, Accra, Ghana and Nationwide Technologies Ltd, Accra, Ghana. He comes to the Board with a vast knowledge and experience in business. He was appointed on 2nd August, 2017.

Professor David Abdulai

Non-Executive Director

Professor Abdulai is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of African Graduate School of Management and Leadership in Accra. Professor Abdulai has a rich and varied experience in academia and has held various teaching positions mainly outside Ghana. He comes to the Board with varied knowledge and experience. He was appointed on 1st August, 2017.

Mr. George Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah is a pharmacist in good standing for the past 31 years (thirty-one) years.  He is the CEO of Sharp Pharmaceuticals Ltd, and a Director of United Perfumery and Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. Currently, he is a member of Accra Technical University Council, a member of Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (since 1997), Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana (PMAG), and also a member of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (IPF) since 2004. Furthermore, Kwabena is a member of the Association of Ghana Industries, a member of the Advisory Board – Ghana Education Service (GES) Technical Examination Unit and a member of the Board of Directors of ADB (Agricultural Development Bank) and Gulf Construction Limited.

James K. Agbedor

Board Secretary

Mr. Agbedor holds the Bachelor-of-Laws Degree from the University of Ghana and a Professional Law Certificate from the Ghana School of Law. He joined the Bank in 1985 as a Legal Officer and was the General Counsel of the Bank. He was appointed Secretary to the Board in 2006.

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