Ecobank Ghana Appoints Abena Osei-Poku as Managing Director and Regional Executive
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Ecobank Ghana Appoints Abena Osei-Poku as Managing Director and Regional Executive

Ecobank Ghana has officially appointed Abena Osei-Poku as the Managing Director and Regional Executive for the Anglophone West Africa (AWA) Region of the Ecobank Group, effective from January 1, 2024. This announcement comes after the retirement of the former Managing Director, Mr. Dan Sackey, and the interim role held by Ms. Joana Mensah, the Acting Managing Director since August 15, 2023.

Abena Osei-Poku brings to Ecobank Ghana over 25 years of rich experience in the financial services sector, showcasing her expertise in Corporate and Investment banking, Business banking, and Risk Management at the regional level.

Commencing her career as a private banker with First Atlantic Merchant Bank, she navigated a successful trajectory at Standard Chartered Bank Ghana, holding diverse roles such as Assistant Relationship Manager, Credit Manager for Multinational Corporates, and Director for Global Corporates in the Wholesale Bank.

Her decade-long tenure at Standard Chartered culminated in her role as Executive Director for Commercial Banking at Barclays Bank Ghana. Following this, Abena Osei-Poku joined Absa Bank Group (formerly Barclays Bank), where she served as Co-Regional Head of Coverage, Corporate & Investment Banking, overseeing East and West Africa. Her journey reached its zenith when she assumed the position of CEO and Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana.

Beyond her corporate roles, Osei-Poku has showcased her board-level expertise across various sectors, including telecommunications, banking, commerce, and hospitality. Currently, she chairs the Advisory Board of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Ghana and serves as the outgoing Chairperson for the Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange.

With an MBA from Manchester Business School, UK, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana, Abena Osei-Poku stands as a beacon of knowledge and leadership, poised to significantly contribute to her new role at Ecobank.

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