Barclays Bank of Ghana has announced the appointment of Abena Osei Poku by the Board of Directors, as Managing Director of the Bank, taking over from Patience Akyianu who will be leaving the bank at the end of September this year.
Abena’s appointment if approved by the Bank of Ghana will be effective October 1, 2018 and she will over the coming months work closely with Patience to ensure a smooth transition and handover process.
Until now, Abena has served as Head of Coverage North for our Corporate and Investment Banking business, Rest of Africa.
She was appointed to this role in early 2017 and has been covering the CIB cluster markets of Kenya, Tanzania (NBC and BBT), Uganda and Ghana.
Abena brings to this role over 15 years of Pan-African experience in banking gained across several regions, including West, Central and East Africa.
She previously served as Corporate Director at Barclays Bank Ghana with oversight responsibility for Barclays Bank Uganda.
She has been credited with the turnaround of the Corporate Banking business in Barclays Ghana.