UBA GHANA appoints Kweku Andoh Awotwi as Board Chairman  

 

United Financial institution for Africa (UBA) Ghana, is happy to announce the appointment of Mr Kweku Andoh Awotwi as Board Chairman of the Financial institution following approval by the Financial institution of Ghana.

Mr Kweku Awotwi is the speedy previous Managing Director of Tullow Oil Ghana Ltd and Govt Vice President of Tullow Oil Plc.  He has over thirty years (30) of labor expertise having occupied varied managerial positions in each nationwide and multinational organizations notable amongst them being the Volta River Authority, Tullow Oil and Ashanti Goldfields Firm.

He’s anticipated to deliver on board, his wealthy expertise spanning a number of sectors of the native and international economic system to assist the Financial institution to realize its strategic targets.

Commenting on the appointment, Managing Director and Chief Govt Officer of UBA Ghana, Mr Balogun Olalekan described Mr Awotwi as a consummate skilled who has a deep understanding of company governance and companies growth. He’ll supply the management to take UBA Ghana to the following degree in direction of turning into a dominant participant within the Banking Trade in Ghana. Mr Awotwi brings a wealth of expertise with a strategic imaginative and prescient for our group, and that will probably be essential to our capacity to scale and meet the rising demand for wonderful banking options for our cherished clients.”

On his half, Mr Kweku Awotwi described his appointment as a brand new problem which he’s trying ahead to. He expressed his gratitude to the prevailing Board Members and the UBA Group Board for the work they’ve carried out thus far in positioning United Financial institution for Africa as a related Financial institution in Ghana and the continent of Africa.  He additional remarked that I’m excited for what the longer term holds as we place the Financial institution as a dominant participant within the monetary providers and banking sector in Ghana”.

As a part of the Financial institution’s efforts to construct a robust and vibrant Board for UBA Ghana, the Financial institution in 2019 appointed Messrs. Francis Koranteng, Samuel Ayim and Ivan Avereyireh to the Board as Unbiased Non-Govt Administrators whereas Mrs Abiola Bawuah was additionally appointed a Non-Govt Director. Earlier this yr, the Financial institution of Ghana additionally accepted the appointments of Balogun Olalekan and Sylvia Inkoom as Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director respectively and they’re presently Govt Administrators on the Board of UBA Ghana. Mr Awotwi’s appointed is, subsequently, a part of the general technique to strengthen the capability of the Board to make sure efficient management of the Financial institution.

BACKGROUND

Kweku Andoh Awotwi has over 30 years of labor expertise from totally different organizations and establishments holding varied portfolios.

He began his profession as a Design Engineer at ITT- Superior Expertise Middle and the GE/RCA David Sarnoff Laboratory each in the US between 1984-1988. After acquiring his MBA he labored at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Company in California, USA between 1990-1998, and left as Supervisor of Enterprise Planning & Evaluation for the Major Enterprise Unit.  He then went to work for Ashanti Goldfields Restricted between 1998-2004 as Director of Strategic Planning and New Enterprise Improvement.

Kweku has been concerned in numerous entrepreneurial ventures, notable amongst which embody the event and completion in 2019 of the Kpone Unbiased Energy Undertaking.  He additionally turned the CEO for Halfway Sources Worldwide between 2005-2009.  In 2009, he was appointed Chief Govt Officer of Volta River Authority, a place he held for just below 5 (5) years, leaving on the finish of 2013.

Most not too long ago, Kweku was appointed Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Restricted in March 2018 and later promoted to the place of Govt Vice President, Tullow Plc, the UK in April 2019 and retired in June 2020.

On the Board degree, Kweku has these notable board experiences:

  • Chairman, Volta River Authority (Ghana), 2017 – date.
  • Chairman, Multimedia Group Restricted (Ghana), 2008 – date.
  • Member, Middle for Democratic Improvement, 2018 – date
  • Chairman, Stanbic Financial institution (Ghana) Ltd, 2012 -2018
  • Member, West African Fuel Pipeline Firm, 2009 – 2013.
  • Member, West African Energy Pool, 2009- 2013.

Mr Awotwi holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) diploma in Electrical Engineering, Economics & Political Science from Yale College, the USA, and a Grasp of Enterprise Administration (MBA) diploma in Common Administration and Worldwide Enterprise, from Stanford College Graduate Faculty of Enterprise, USA.

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