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2nd Deputy Governor, Bank of Ghana
Ms. Elsie Addo Awadzi is a legal, governance, and international finance professional with 25 years of experience working in Ghana and internationally. Mrs. Addo Awadzi combines work experience from the public and private sectors as well as from international organizations. She has advised a variety of businesses, investors, venture capital and private equity funds, and country authorities on a wide range of transactions, policies, laws, and institutional reforms.
She is currently the Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, following her appointment by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana in February 2018. She is the second woman to occupy the Office of Deputy Governor in the Bank of Ghana’s 64-year history. She is also a member of the 13-member Board of Directors of the Bank of Ghana, and a member of the Bank’s 7-member Monetary Policy Committee.
Deputy Managing Director at UBA Ghana
Sylvia Inkoom is a strongly motivated and driven leader, and a natural salesperson with a wealth of experience in client management, product design, and development. Highly skilled in positively influencing decisions and people and demonstrates an immense understanding of the increasingly sophisticated needs of medium and large corporations in emerging markets. Sylvia has 17 years’ experience in the Banking Sector.
She holds a Certificate in Corporate Finance from the London School of Economics as well as a Certificate in Client Strategic Management from the University of Cape Town. Sylvia also holds a BSc and an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School.
CEO, Nimed Capital
NIMED Capital Limited (“NIMED”) is a wholly-owned Ghanaian business with a drive to provide top-notched corporate finance and investment banking services to Africa and beyond.
As a financial analyst and a banker by profession, she holds an MBA in General Management from the University of East London and a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Head of SME, UMB Bank
Charlotte Lily Baidoo, CGIA, is currently the Head of SME at UMB Bank Ghana Limited.
She has established herself as a professional and an astute Credit Expert with international exposure. Charlotte worked as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of First Trust Savings & Loans, Chief Operating Officer of Ideal Finance Ltd, and was a one-time General Manager of Express Savings & Loans Limited.
Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Africa
Akofa is currently the Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank of Africa. She is also a Non-Executive Director and Chairperson of the board of Savvy Securities Ghana Ltd. She has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry and her expertise includes Enterprise Risk Management, Liquidity & Investments Management, Financial and Economic Analysis, Asset, and Liability Management, and Financial Markets Trading.
Akofa has contributed to the deepening of financial and economic knowledge in Ghana, having published some articles in the Ghanaian dailies on topical economic issues and been part of several webinars.
MD, Legacy Fund Management Ltd
Nancy Tomani is the Managing Director of Legacy Fund Management Ltd, with over 13 years of experience in fund management, business development consulting, and engineering, both in Ghana and in the UK.
She is a member of the Institute of Directors and is dedicated to maintaining high professional standards in the financial sector. Nancy has strong capabilities in setting up new investment firms and her hands-on experience in fund administration and general operations of the Asset Management business enables her to deliver results, even in challenging times.
Consulting Partner, Dwennimmen Group
An enthusiastic and accomplished Financial Services expert, Ohenewa has a life-long passion to support and grow businesses that bring about change.
Currently a Consulting Partner with the Dwennimmen Group of Company, she undertakes transaction advisory, capital raising, and business restructuring for both private and public sector institutions.
Chief Finance Officer, MTN Ghana
Antoinette Kwofie is a consummate Finance Professional and transformational business. An award-winning business leader with 20+ years’ experience in Finance in Africa and Europe, her expertise spans Strategic Financial Management, Business Strategy, Audit and Financial Consulting, Change Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance and Banking.
Ultimately, she believes in the African dream and its ability to attain self-sufficiency, and is committed to the development of Africa, through using technology to grow indigenous businesses, the empowerment of women, unleashing the potential of the youth and leaving a lasting positive impact for the next generation.
Vice President, Institutions & Private Clients, InvestCorp
Christabel is a Vice President, Institutions & Private Clients at InvestCorp. In this role, she has responsibility for client acquisition, portfolio structuring, and investor relations. She is a member of the firm’s Investment Committee (IC).
She has over 10 years of working experience during which she gained diverse global experience working with reputable firms such as Cal Bank and IBM.
Christabel also worked with ONFORCE in New York where she did various assignments in financial management including capital budgeting analysis, financial reporting, and tax management.
Deputy MD, Ghana Stock Exchange
Ms. Amoah is an accomplished investment banker and capital markets expert who has led many landmark transactions for more than 20 years.
She has served on boards of companies – publicly listed, private and not-for-profit – such as Access Bank PLC, African Women’s Development Fund, Ghana Stock Exchange, Ghana Petroleum Funds, Kosmos Energy Ghana HC Advisory Council, The Foschini Group Ghana Ltd, University of Ghana Council, Venture Capital Trust Fund and Wapic Insurance Ghana Ltd. She has been an advisor to the Government of Ghana and financial sector regulators in West Africa on the deepening of financial markets and is highly respected in her industry for her outstanding professionalism and integrity.
VP, Capital Markets Obsidian Achernar
Bridget is a Trader on the Capital Markets desk at the firm. Prior to joining Obsidian Achernar, she worked with the Actuarial Department of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
She holds a BSc. Actuarial Science degree certificate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing the CFA charter.
CEO, OctaneDC Limited
Dr. Suzy Aku Puplampu is the CEO of OctaneDC Limited – a Fund Management Company regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Ghana. As a finance and investment professional, Suzy has in-depth knowledge and experience working in the finance industry in Ghana spanning two decades. Fifteen (15) years of her work experience have been dedicated to investment banking, and fund management and five years to accounting, financial reporting, and management consulting.
Dr. Suzy Aku Puplampu holds an international certificate in wealth and investment management (CISI - UK, 2020) and earned her Doctorate of Business Administration in Finance (with specialization in Wealth Management) from Walden University – USA (2017). In March 2015, Suzy was awarded, a Fellow with ACCA (UK) after becoming a Chartered member of ACCA in 2010. Dr. Suzy holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Cape Coast. She is also a proud alumnus of Mawuli Secondary School, Ho (1990/92).
CEO, Brockville Investments Limited
Olawunmi Olatunji is a research & investment analyst with over 14 years of professional experience covering banking & finance, energy economics & asset management.
Based on her experience at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, and Degeconek Nigeria. She has successfully advised of investment projects across the value chains of oil, gas & energy. These include various upstream oil and gas field development projects, marginal oil field technical and economic analysis for investment, divestiture, and project finance purposes.
Chief Risk Officer, Fidelity Bank
Dr. Shirley-Ann Awuletey-Williams worked with Merchant Bank (Ghana) Limited (now UMB Bank) for 13 years in various departments/roles including Domestic Banking, Foreign Operations, Corporate & Institutional Banking and SME Banking.
She joined Fidelity Bank Ghana Limited in May 2008 as a Corporate Account Manager and is currently the Chief Risk Officer of the Bank, a position she has held since 2015.
She is a Chartered Banker and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of
MD, ABSA Bank Ghana
Mrs Abena Osei-Poku is the Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana, previously known as Barclays Bank Ghana. She is responsible for driving a positive transformation having successfully led the Barclays transition from a “100 year old brand and household name” into a new brand – Absa.
She is currently the Vice Chair for the Board of the Ghana Stock Exchange and Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana.
Abena Osei-Poku is an Economist, holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana, an MBA (Strategy & Finance) from the Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, and has attended various leadership and other programs worldwide.
General Manager, Operations Enterprise Life, Ghana
Solace leads the operational efforts at Enterprise Life, Ghana’s number one life insurance service solutions provider.
Solace holds a degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon, and an MSC in Insurance and Risk Management from CASS Business School, City University, UK. She also completed Senior Management Development Program from the University of Stellenbosch (South Africa) She is a Chartered Insurance Professional and an earnest developer of budding talents.
Solace’s business acumen and attention to detail saw her spearhead efforts to get the Enterprise Group into the Health Insurance business sector, which has culminated in the Group acquiring Acacia Health Insurance.