Mr. Stephen Kpordzih

Managing Director

Appointed Managing Director in August 2009, he holds an MBA (Finance) from University of Leicester, UK, and a Post-Graduate Certificate – Strategic Bank Management from Odense Business School, Denmark. He is also a Chartered Banker. His banking career spanned BBG, GCB and Stanbic Bank. He was one-time lecturer in Finance and International Trade at the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana, and a resource person in Treasury Management at the Ghana Banking College. He is an Honoured Member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals for his achievements in and contribution to banking.

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 Executive Director on 2nd August 2013.

James K. Agbedor

General Counsel & Board Secretary

He holds a 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 worked up the ladder until he was appointed Secretary to the Board in 2006. He is also the General Counsel of the Bank.

James Baidoo Sagoe

Executive Head – Finance & Planning

He joined ADB from Merchant Bank Ghana Limited where he was the Corporate Development Analyst and Financial Controller. Earlier at VALCO, he served as Planning & Financial Analyst and Chief Accountant. Mr. Sagoe is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from University of Ghana Business School.

Akwelley Adoley Bulley

Executive Head – Human Resources

She joined ADB from Millicom Ghana Limited (TIGO) where she was the Head of Human Resources. Prior to that, she was the Human Resource Manager at Holiday Inn, Accra Airport, and Employee Relations Manager and later Human Resource Manager of Cadbury Ghana Limited. She holds an MA Degree in Employment Studies from London Metropolitan University and a BA Degree in Psychology with Linguistics from the University of Ghana.

Bernard Appiah Gyebi

Executive Head – Credit Risk Management

He joined ADB from Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited where he was the Head of Credit. Earlier at Barclays Bank, he served in various capacities as Corporate Credit Manager, Compliance Officer/Executive Assistant to the Managing Director, and Head of Corporate Credit.

Edward Ian Armah-Mensah

Executive Head – Corporate Banking

He joined ADB from Barclays Bank Ghana Limited where he was Head of SME (Medium Unit). He had earlier worked at Stanbic Bank as an Account Relationship Manager and Credit and Marketing Manager at NDK Financial Services Limited. He holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration (Finance Option) and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Sylvia Nyante (Mrs)

Executive Head – Agricultural Finance

She holds a BSc Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ghana and Executive Masters in Business Administration from the University of Ghana Business School. She is also a member of the Chattered Institute of Bankers (Ghana). She joined ADB in 1993 and has occupied various positions, which have included Team Leader for Large Corporate Banking, Ag. Head – Commercial Credit Department, and Area Manager – Accra Branches.

Robert Karikari Darko

Executive Head – SME Banking

He holds Mphil in Development Economics from the University of Oslo, Norway and is also Chartered Banker from the Institute of Financial Services (UK). He joined the Bank in 2010 as the Head of Corporate and Specialized Credit. Prior to his joining ADB, he had held various positions in Credit Risk Management and Relationship Management with Stanbic Bank and Cal Bank.

Alfred Neneh A. Akotiah

Executive Head – Retail Banking

Alfred joined ADB in July 2013 as Executive Head-Retail Banking. He holds an Executive Masters in Business Admin (Marketing) from the University of Ghana Business School. An Associate of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers (UK) and Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana), with over 30 years of banking experience, Alfred started his banking career at Barclays Bank Ghana Limited in 1982 and rose through the ranks to Head-Credit Operations (Retail). In 2009 he moved to the then SG-SSB Ltd. as Head – Retail Business Development, Sales & Service and subsequently Head – Retail Banking Division. Alfred later joined CAL Bank Ltd. in June 2012 as Head – Retail & Business Banking.

Joseph Patterson

Executive Head – Business Solutions

Mr. Patterson holds BSc Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST). He was previously Senior Technical Consultant at Compu-Data Services Ltd. where he was in charge of Banking Projects. He implemented Core Banking Applications (Flexcube UBS Implementations) within West Africa, including Trust Bank Gambia, Fidelity Bank Ghana, Ecobank Ghana and Inter Continental Bank, Nigeria. He also worked with Unilever and the then SG-SSB.

John K.M Zigah

Ag. Treasurer

Mr. Zigah has over 12 years’ experience in Banking. He Joined ADB in 2010 as Manager in charge of Asset and Liability Management in the Treasury department. Prior to joining ADB, he worked at CAL Bank as deputy head of Risk Management in charge of Market and liquidity Risks and also held various roles in credit risk management. Prior to working at CAL Bank, he worked at Stanbic Bank where he held various roles in the Treasury, Finance and Trade services Departments of Stanbic Bank. He holds an MBA Finance from University of Hull in the UK, and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Ghana. He is a chartered Accountant (ACCA) and Banker (ACIB- GH).

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