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 the now defunct 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 (defunct 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.
Alhassan Yakubu-Tali was appointed Deputy Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited on August 15, 2017
He is a seasoned investment banker with 15 years of international experience spanning many multinational banks including, HSBC, Lehman Brothers Investment Bank, Bank of Tokyo and Fimat International Bank.
He holds an MBA (Marketing) from the City University, Bellevue, USA (Frankfurt Campus); B.S. (Business Administration), also from the City University, Bellevue, USA (Frankfurt Campus); Diploma 2 (Business Administration) from West London College, London and Diploma 1 (Business Administration) from West London College, London.
A married man, Alhassan is a polyglot and is fluent in German, English, Hausa and Dagbani.
Edward holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (Finance Option) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has an extensive experience in corporate finance with specialty in deal origination, debt restructuring, trade syndication, cash management and asset finance. He has cross industry experience with Stanbic Bank (Ghana) Limited, Barclays Bank (Ghana) Limited, NDK Financial Services and Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited.
Edward joined ADB as Executive Head, Corporate Banking in 2010. He has also served as Chief Commercial Officer of the Bank, Group Head, Corporate Banking and is currently the General Manager, Business Banking . He has 17 years’ experience and has successfully set up Corporate Banking and non-bank structures from greenfields.
Mr. Leon Bannerman – Williams was appointed Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited on 5th February, 2019. Mr. Bannerman-Williams is an experienced Chartered Accountant.
He began his career at the Controller and Accountant General’s Department in 1989 and joined the Agricultural Development Bank in 1997 as a Finance Officer.
He served in several capacities including, Branch Operations Officer from September 1999 to October 2005, for Koforidua, Ring Road Central and Cedi House Branches respectively and was appointed the Branch Manager for now Tema Main Branch in 2005.
In 2007 he was transferred to the Head Office as the Financial Controller where he successfully led the team in the processes towards the Bank’s first adoption of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
In 2010, Mr. Bannerman-Williams joined the Credit Risk Department as the Credit Portfolio Manager, a role that involved high level credit portfolio analytics for Executive Management and later was appointed as the Head of Monitoring and Recoveries Department in 2015.
He is a qualified accountant and holds Executive Master of Business Administration (Finance) degree from the University of Ghana Business School. He is an old boy (Bleoobi ’86) of Accra Academy.
Mr. Bannerman-Williams is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana).
Mr. Da-Costa Asiedu Owusu-Duodu was appointed as Chief Risk Officer of the Bank on March 1, 2019. He has previously worked with the Bank in 1997 as a Credit Risk Officer in the Loans and Advances Department of the Bank and later joined TechnoServe Incorporated as a Microfinance Specialist, under the Trade and Investment Reform Programme executed in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Mr. Owusu-Duodu has an in-depth knowledge and experience in the banking industry, in the areas of credit origination, project finance, syndication, debt restructuring and re-organization of distressed companies, across Agricultural Development Bank, CAL Bank and Universal Merchant Bank. With over 22 years’ experience in banking and a proven track record of success in the maintenance of high asset quality, he brings a wealth of expertise to a well-established banking brand.
He holds a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree in Agri-Business Administration from the University of Ghana, Legon, and also a Bachelor’s Degree (B.Sc.) in Agricultural Economics from the same university.
Samuel Dako is the Chief Audit Executive. He has over twenty-two years managerial experience in the Banking Sector. He joined the Bank as a Finance Officer and has served in various capacities including Financial Controller, Head of Financial Reporting and Strategy, Manager Research and Corporate Planning. He also has relevant managerial experience in Branch Banking, Risk Management and Audit & Assurance.
He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, Merit Award, holds MBA Finance from the University of Leicester UK, LLB from GIMPA, BL (Cand) and Post Graduate Diploma in Management Information Systems, GIMPA.
Nii Adjei started his career with PwC in 2002 as an Audit Associate rising to a Senior Associate in 2004. He joined Zenith Bank in September 2005 and by dint of hard work and commitment rose within a relatively short time to the position as of Chief Finance Officer. This is a role he handled excellently until June 2016 when he joined the ADB family as CFO. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from KNUST, MBA from Edinburgh Business School. He is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA). He is currently the General Manager, Monitoring & Recovery Division for ADB.
Enoch has a career in banking spanning more than twenty years beginning at the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) where he was with the Accounts and later Foreign Operations Departments.
He joined the Bank of Ghana(BOG) Banking Supervision Division for seven years and gained experiences in Internal Control Practices, Risk Management and also best Banking Practices.
With his experience at BOG he moved to work with a couple of Savings and Loans Companies namely Pro-credit Savings and Loans Company as Head of Finance, Express Savings and Loans Limited as General Manager/Managing Director, Global Access Savings and Loans as an Executive Head and later Executive Director. He also worked as the Head of Operations at the Micro Finance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC).
Enoch Benjamin Donkoh is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana (1999), holds a Bachelor of Science in Administration (Accounting) from University of Ghana and an MBA (Finance) from Central University College.
He assumed the role of General Manager Operations in April 2019.
He is a devout Christian and married.
Kwame assumed the role of General Manager for Agribusiness on 1st August 2019; he is a professional agriculturist with vast experience in the agricultural and financial sector.
He has over 15 years’ experience in the Banking sector having joined the Agricultural Development Bank in 2004 as a Credit Officer and later a Relationship Manager at the Agricultural Finance Department. As a Credit Officer in charge of Poultry and Livestock Projects he managed the Bank’s Broiler Outgrower program, also in his role as a Relationship Manager amongst several functions he was responsible for the efficient and effective management of Agricultural accounts. He was also responsible for the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of MIDA funded projects for the Bank. He represented the Bank on several Committees and Boards of Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
Mr. Attrams joined Access Bank Plc, Ghana in 2017 as the Head of Agro Allied Unit and helped set up the Agribusiness Unit of the Bank and also developed the agricultural finance strategy and products for the Bank. He has had other prior working experiences at Afariwaa Farms and Livestock Products Limited as Production Manager and Nutritionist; the Institute of Economic Affairs as a Legislative Research Assistant attached to the Parliament of Ghana and the University of Ghana as a Teaching Assistant in the Faculty of Agriculture. Mr. Attrams holds a first degree in Agriculture (Animal Science) and an MPhil in Animal Science (Nutrition) all from the University of Ghana and several other certificates from internationally recognized institutions such as the Kansas State University, USA and Galilee College, Israel.
He is an old student of Prempeh College. A married man and devout Christian.
Mr. Maxwell Amoakohene holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law from the University of Ghana and a Professional Law Certificate from the Ghana School of Law. He further holds a Masters of Business in Administration from the same University with bias for Human Resource Management. He joined the bank in 1994 as a Legal Officer and rose through the ranks to become Principal Counsel of the bank in 2010. He was appointed General Counsel in January 2015.
Bridget holds an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA – Finance Option) from the University of Ghana Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Coast. Bridget joined ADB as Treasury Sales Manager in 2011 and has been acting as Treasurer of the Bank since March 2016. She became the substantive Treasurer in December 2016. With over 15 years’ banking experience 13 years of which has been in treasury management, she is also a Chartered Banker and a member of the International Financial Markets (ACI certified).
Bridget begun her banking career from Barclays Bank (Ghana) Limited where she was a Senior Dealer in charge of Retail and also held various positions in Retail Banking.
Godwyll Ansah was appointed the Company Secretary on 1st April, 2019.
He is a seasoned legal practitioner with over 18 years’ experience in legal and banking practice ranging from Compliance, Legal, Anti-Money Laundering , Company Secretariat and Bad Debt Recovery.
He worked at Bank of Africa Ghana Limited from December 2006 to March 2019 having held several positions including Head of Compliance, Head of Legal and Company Secretary.
He also worked with Société General (Ghana) and Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited.
Mr. Ansah holds a Master of Law (LLM) and Bachelor of Arts Degree (Law and Economics) from the University of Ghana, Legon. He also attended the Ghana School of Law in 1999 and was called to the Ghana Bar in October 2001.
He is a member of the Ghana Bar Association.