Dr. Kumah is an International Economic Consultant and Advisor and has served in several high profile roles including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he served for 25 years as Division Chief, IMF Resident Representative in Djibouti.

He also served as Deputy Division Chief at the Balance of Payments and External Debt Division. During 1993-1994, he was Coordinator and Advisor of the Research Department of the Bank of Ghana.

He served as Senior Advisor, Bank of Ghana from 1997 to 1999, where he provided key macroeconomic advice to the Government of Ghana.

Dr. Kumah has lectured at many institutions and written many articles on International Finance and Banking. He is currently Chairman of KEDSS Consulting, an economic and financial consulting company.

Mansa Nettey was appointed Chief Executive on March 1, 2017 as the first female CEO in the Bank’s 120 year history in Ghana.

Mrs. Nettey has more than 20 years of experience in banking, having held various senior roles in Corporate and Institutional Banking in Standard Chartered including managing across the West Africa sub-region.

Mansa has extensive experience in financial and capital markets and has contributed significantly to financial markets development including pioneering risk management solutions for Governments.

Prior to being appointed CEO, Mansa was appointed first female Executive Director of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited in 2013 and in 2015 was appointed a NonExecutive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria Limited.

Mansa is passionate about the youth and advocates for developing the next generation of leaders. Mansa holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Science and Technology, Ghana and a Master’s in Business Administration from Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom.

Her Excellency Judge Professor (Mrs) Akua Kuenyehia retired in March 2015 from the International Criminal Court at The Hague (the ICC) after serving the maximum possible term of twelve years.

She was elected an inaugural judge of the ICC at the inception of the court in 2003 serving as a judge and First Vice President from 2003 to 2009 and then as a judge of the Appeals Division of the Court from 2009 to March 2015. Prior to the ICC, Her Excellency was in academia.

She joined the law faculty of University of Ghana in 1972 and rose to become a Professor of Law. She was the first female to be employed by the Faculty, the first female Professor of Law and the first female Dean of the Faculty of Law. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Temple University, Northwestern University, USA and Imo State University, Nigeria.

She is an honorary fellow of Somerville College Oxford, her alma mater, and the life patron of the Akua Kuenyehia Foundation. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including the Order of the Star of Ghana (the highest award conferred by the Government of the Republic of Ghana on an individual).

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) degree from the University of Oxford.

She has published widely in leading academic journals, written or edited books and book chapters and delivered over a hundred research papers. Together with Professor Cynthia Bowman of Cornell University she authored “Women and Law in Sub Saharan Africa”

Ebenezer Twum Asante has over fifteen years progressive and diversified experience in leadership as an accomplished Senior Executive and Strategic Leader.

He was appointed Vice President (VP) of Southern & East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region of the MTN Group in October 2017. He has oversight over nine (9) countries namely: Swaziland, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Ghana. As part of his duties as Vice President, he serves as a member on the MTN Group Executive Committee and Board representations for applicable MTN Group entities.

Prior to his appointment as VP of the SEAGHA Region, he was the CEO of MTN Ghana, a position he held from July 2015 to September 2017. He served as CEO of MTN Rwanda before his appointment as CEO of MTN Ghana. For both operations, he was responsible for providing sound human resource leadership and ensuring financial and organizational profitability and sustainability of the operating units.

Before joining MTN Ghana, he spent 13 years with Unilever, where he held various positions, including Managing Director for Zambia, Customer Development Director and member of the Unilever Ghana Board.

He holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Henley Management College and was part of MTN’s Global Advancement Programme (GAP) in 2010. He has also participated in the Executive level and General Management development programmes at the Ashridge Business School (UK), Harvard and Insead (Paris).

Sheikh Jobe was appointed Chief Operations Officer, Ghana & West Africa March 2019.

Sheikh has 22 years of banking experience at global, regional and country level across banking technology and operations, operational risk management, Financial Crime Risk Management, Compliance, Audit and Branch banking. These included positions held as Global Head, Lending Operations and Technology based in Singapore between 2007 and 2012 and Africa Regional CIO based in Nigeria between 2014 and 2015.

Prior to joining Standard Chartered in 1994, Sheikh worked with National Audit Office of The Gambia.

Mr Kwabena Nifa Aning joins the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited as a seasoned finance professional with a background in accounting, business planning, projects, and corporate governance. He has over 25 years of international experience having worked with several world class organizations including De Beers, Boart Longear, African Minerals and Bunge Loders and Croklaan where he currently holds a leadership position as Regional Controller, West Africa.

He has worked on several projects delivering business and accounting solutions whilst working across sectors such as exploration and mining, agri business and financial services in the UK, where he worked for over 15 years. He also has extensive experience working in Europe, Asia, North America and many other African countries.

Mr Aning is a management consultant and former CEO, KAMONI Consult where he continues to serve as a director. He previously served as a board member of BLY Sierra Leone.

He holds a BA (Hons) Business Studies from University of Westminster, London and is an associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. He enjoys reading, traveling, sports and charitable work.

George Akello is the Chief Risk Offcer for Standard Chartered Bank with risk oversight responsibilities for the Standard Chartered subsidiaries in East Africa. In this role he is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Framework and associated policies in Kenya and across the East Africa Cluster. He is also the Regional Credit Offcer for Africa, Middle East and Pakistan (including Jersey and Falklands). George has over 20 years of experience working primarily in Senior Audit and Credit and Risk roles within Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, and East Africa. He holds a BSc. in Statistics and Computer Science from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Kenya. He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania.

Angela is a lawyer with a wealth of experience in branch banking having served in many roles, including Branch Manager, within the Retail Segment of the Bank. She joined the Legal and Compliance Department as a Compliance Officer in 2008, transitioning to the role of Legal Counsel for the Corporate and Institutional Clients Segment in 2010. In her role as Company Secretary, Angela is the first female to have held this position in the Bank’s history in Ghana. In April 2015, Angela was appointed Regional Head for Subsidiary Governance, West Africa (excluding Nigeria), with responsibility for providing leadership and support to Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia and Sierra Leone to ensure that the Group’s subsidiary governance standards are fully implemented. Angela is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and an alumni of the 2010 Fortune / US State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program.

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