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.

Stephen KPORDZIH

Executive Director

Mr. Kpordzih, a Chartered Banker, holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Post-Graduate Certificate-Strategic Bank Management from Odense Business School, Denmark. He has to his record immense banking experience and consultancy assignments with leading banks, including the preparation of a paper on Financing Rural Agriculture in Ghana as part of the Government’s Compact Programme for accessing the US$547 million Millennium Challenge Account. He also developed feasibility reports for the establishment of several non-bank financial institutions in Ghana. He was one-time a lecturer in Finance and International Trade at the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana, a resource person in Treasury Management at the Ghana Banking College, and an Honoured Member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals for his achievements in and contribution to banking. Mr. Kpordzih took office as the Managing Director of the Bank in August 2009.

Abdul-Samed IDDRISU

Executive Director

Mr. Iddrisu holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology. He joined ADB in 2009 as the Executive Head-Transaction Banking & Technology, later changed to Business Solutions. He was previously Director of Business Solutions and then Director of Transaction Banking at Fidelity Bank. Prior to that, he was Head of IT at Stanbic Bank and First Atlantic Merchant Bank, and Systems Analyst/Programmer of the Volta River Authority. He was appointed to the Executive Director on 2nd August 2013.

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.

Dr. Samuel K. DAPAAH

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Dapaah has had a long professional experience in Agricultural Policy and Public Administration, Teaching, Research and Management. He graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon with a B.Sc. (Hons) Agriculture Degree in June 1972 and proceeded to the University of Guelph, Canada where he graduated with an M.Sc. Degree (Agricultural Economics) in February 1975 and Ph.D. (Agricultural Economic) in February 1982. He returned to the University of Ghana, Legon as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) and Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Department of Agricultural Economics. Dr. Dapaah served in the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, first, as Director of Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation between 1986 and 1992, and as Chief Technical Advisor and Chief Director between 1993 and 2001. A member of the Board between 1993 and 2001, Dr. Dapaah was reappointed as Director 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

General Counsel & 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 is currently the General Counsel of the Bank. He was appointed Secretary to the Board in 2006.

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