Nana Soglo ALLOH IV

Chairman

Nana Soglo Alloh holds an LLB (Hons.) Degree from the University of Liverpool, UK. He passed out from the Ghana Law School in 2001 and was called to the Ghana Bar. He started his legal career as a Legal Advisor to the London Borough of Brent, Immigration and Race Relations Department in the United Kingdom from 1983 until 1988. He then went into private practice as a Legal Consultant on UK Immigration and Race Relations with Christopher Roberts & Co, a London-based Solicitors Law firm from 1988 to 1991. He set up and run Alloh & Partners, an immigration law consultancy, in the UK from 1991 to 1999. After he was called to the Ghana Bar in 2001, he joined Awoonor Law Consultancy and in 2004 set up Alloh & Partners for his law practice. Nana Soglo Alloh IV is the Paramount Chief of Likpe Traditional Area in the Volta Region of Ghana and the President of the Likpe Traditional Council. He is also a permanent member and Vice-President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs and member of the Local Government Service Council.

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. 

 

Major Mahama S. TARA (Rtd)

Non-Executive Director

Major Tara (Rtd), a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) also holds a BSc Administration (Accounting Option) Degree from the University of Ghana. He is currently the Chief Director of the Ministry of Finance and before that Chief Director at the Ministry of Education. His rich experience in the public sector includes serving as Director of Finance and Administration of the Ghana Tourist Development Company Ltd., Director of Finance of the then Architectural and Engineering Services Corporation, and a Deputy Controller & Accountant-General. He had previously served at the Ministry of Finance as Director of Budgets and Acting Chief Director. Among his achievements are Head of the Technical Team that re-organized the Budgeting and Public Expenditure Management System within the Government machinery. He also introduced the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) as the model for Governmental Accounting. He was appointed to the Board in June 2009.

Nancy Dakwa AMPOFO

Non-Executive Director

A Notary Public, Solicitor and Barrister, Ms. Ampofo graduated from the University of Ghana in 1979 with a B. A. (Combined) Degree in Law (with Political Science). She obtained a Professional Law Certificate in 1981 from the Ghana Law School and was called to the Ghana Bar on 20th November 1981. Ms. Ampofo has had a track record and expertise in legal consultancy acquired through undertaking legal work for both public and private sector institutions, as well as individuals and multinationals. Ms. Ampofo founded her own legal firm, N. D. Ampofo Associates in 2000 and has been offering legal consultancy services to both local and international clients in all areas of the law. She was appointed as Director of the Bank in June 2009.

Maurice Tanko ABISA-SEIDU

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Abisa-Seidu holds an Executive Masters in Business Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and a B.A. (Psychology with Sociology) Degree from the University of Ghana. He is currently Chief Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. He worked for several years with Ghana Cotton Company Limited, first as General Manager and from 1993 to 2006 as the Managing Director. Mr. Abisa-Seidu is in addition a Partner at Platinum DFL Limited, a consulting firm and also Associate of Continental Consultants.

Mrs. Caroline OTOO

Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Caroline Otoo holds LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of Ghana, BL from the Ghana School of Law, and Advanced Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the University of West Indies. She is a member of the Ghana Bar Association and International Bar Association. Mrs. Otoo worked previously at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General's Department and joined the Bank of Ghana in 1993. She is currently the Head of the Legal Department of Bank of Ghana and represents the Financial Investment Trust (a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana) on the Board.

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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