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. He has served on several Boards of Directors including the Export Development and Investment Fund (EDIF), Ghana Tourist Development Company and Agricultural Development Bank (1998 – 2000). He has the following qualifications, B.A. Hons Social Sciences (KNUST), QCL (University of Ghana, Legon) and Barrister-at-Law, Ghana School of Law. He also holds certificates for courses attended in several institutions including the Royal Institute of Public Administration U.K. and the International Monetary Fund, U.S.A.
He comes to the Board with a wealth of knowledge and experience in management, banking and finance and financial law. He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, International Bar Association and the Institute of Directors. He was appointed to the Board on 1st August, 2017.
Mr. Patrick Kingsley-Nyinah is the Deputy Managing Director of Belstar Capital Ltd, one of the major 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 on the Ghana Stock Exchange and the successful execution of the first fully underwritten capital raising offer under the bought deal model in Ghana. He previously served on the board of the Ghana Stock Exchange. Patrick holds a BA degree in Social Studies from the University of Cape Coast, an MA degree in International Affairs from the University of Ghana, and a Postgraduate Degree in Finance and Management from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, France. He was appointed to the Board on 1st August, 2017.
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 has worked previously at the International Commercial Bank (now FBN Bank) in various capacities including that of General Manager/Deputy CEO of the Bank. He has also previously worked at UniBank as General Manager, and later Deputy Managing Director, and as Chief Executive Officer at First Capital Plus Savings & Loans from April 2011 till July 2015. He currently serves on the board of Ghana International Bank Plc, UK. Dr. Mensah has previously served as chairman of Family Fountain Assets & Securities Limited, as a director of Enyan Denkyira Rural Bank, and a director of Cocoa Processing Company Limited. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance) from SMC University of Zurich, Switzerland, an MSc (Banking and Finance), Cum Laude from Finafrica in Milan, Italy and a BA (Economics & Statistics) from the University of Ghana. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers (FIPFM), UK.
Mr. Kwabena Dapaah-Siakwan is a Chartered Accountant and a former Banker. He was the Deputy Managing Director (Finance & Administration) of the Ghana Commercial Bank (now GCB Bank from 1999 – 2003. He is also a former Director of Finance and Administration of Trasacco Estates Development Limited, and a former Managing Director of Vanguard Properties Development Company. He currently serves on the boards of the following companies: Best Western Premiere Hotel; Airside Hotel; Morgan International Community Schools; Entrepreneurial Training Institute; Tesano Baptist Church Co-operative Credit Union; Keypot Realty Company Limited and Cromwell Property Developers Ltd. He has previously served on a number of boards including Shell Ghana Limited, Ghana Water Company, National Petroleum Tender Board, Adehyeman Savings and Loans Company Limited, and Gratis Foundation. Mr. Dapaah-Siakwan holds an Executive Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Ghana. He is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, UK and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana). He was appointed to the Board on 1st August, 2017.
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. Nana holds a Certificate in Data Processing from the Northern Virginia Community College, USA, a Certificate in Health Care and Medication from the Massachusetts Bay Community College, USA and a Certificate in Sales and Marketing from Montgomery College Silver Spring, USA. He was appointed to the Board on 1st August, 2017.
Dr. Adu A. Antwi is a chartered accountant and a lawyer by profession. He is the Managing Counsel of Finlaw Consult, a law firm. He was until December 2016 when he retired, the Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has previously worked as the Director of Investment & Fund Management at the National Health Insurance Authority, Director of Corporate Finance & Investment Management at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Chief Accountant/Ag. Director of Finance at the Ghana National Procurement Agency (now GNPA Limited). He currently serves on the boards of: GN Insurance Limited, APEX Health Insurance Limited and e-Crime Bureau Limited. He has previously served on various boards/councils including the National Pensions Regulatory Authority, Graphic Communications Group, Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana), State Enterprises Audit Corporation, Christian Heritage University College, Gpak Limited, University College of Management Studies, SAS Fortune Fund Limited, Ghana Institute of Management and JCS Investments Limited. He has also served on a number of local and international financial market committees including the Financial Stability Board Regional Consultative Group for Sub-Saharan Africa, West African Capital Markets Integration Council, National Bond Market Committee, Long Term Savings Committee, and Financial Sector Consultative Committee. Dr. Antwi holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from PSB Paris School of Business, France, as well as an MBA degree and a BSc. Administration degree from the University of Ghana. He qualified as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) and as a lawyer from the Ghana School of Law. He was appointed on 2nd August, 2017.
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 Limited, London; Nationwide Vehicle Pre delivery Inspection Limited, London; Nationwide International Procurement (UK), London; Nationwide Tavern Limited, London; Nationwide International Procurement (Ghana) Limited; Nationwide Environmental & Sanitation Limited, Ghana; Nationwide Traffic Management & Enforcement Limited, Ghana; Nationwide Systems Limited, Ghana and Nationwide Technologies Limited, Ghana. Mr. Osei holds a Diploma in Management Studies from the Waltham Forest College, London. He was appointed on 2nd August, 2017.
Prof. Abdulai is the Founding President and Chief Executive Officer of African Graduate School of Management and Leadership in Accra. He previously worked as the CEO and Executive Director of University of South Africa’s Graduate School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa, and as the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law at Multimedia University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has also worked previously as a Senior Officer at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, and also with Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter, CBS News Washington Bureau, Voice of America (Africa Field Service), and Africare International. He has consulted for various institutions including the World Bank, Spring Institute for International Studies, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme, Africa Peer Review Mechanism, United Nations Global Compact, and United Nations Population Fund. He is an accomplished poet, philosopher, a prolific writer of numerous books and speaks more than fifteen languages. Prof. Abdulai holds a Ph.D. (Distinction) in International Economics and Technology Analysis and Management from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver in Colorado, USA. He also holds an MA in International Development from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., as well as a BA in Political Science and Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. USA. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Technology Analysis and Management from the Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver, and is a graduate of Harvard Business Schools’ Programme in Leadership Development, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was appointed on 1st August, 2017.
Mr. Kwabena Abankwah-Yeboah is a pharmacist in good standing for the past 31 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Sharp Pharmaceuticals Limited.
He is currently a director of United Perfumery and Pharmaceuticals Limited, Accra Technical University, Gulf Construction Limited, as well as a member of the Advisory Board – Ghana Education Service, and Technical Examination Unit – Ghana Education Service. He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana, International Pharmaceutical Federation, and Association of Ghana Industries. He has previously served on several boards including CSRI STEPRI, Koforidua Technical University, and Association of Ghana Industries. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Master in Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Ghana, and an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Ghana. He was appointed on 1st August, 2017.
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.