INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
about our leadership board of directors albert essien

Albert is an independent non-executive director. He is the Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Oasis Africa Capital Fund Limited and the Ghana Amalgamated Trust. He is also an independent non-executive director of the Development Finance Institute (FinDec) Canada.

He started his banking career with the National Investment Bank Limited in Accra, and joined the corporate banking department of Ecobank Ghana. He previously served as the Group Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank and led Ecobank’s expansion into Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Albert also led Ecobank’s negotiations in the formation of the Ecobank-Nedbank alliance.

Education: He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Ghana and is an honorary fellow of the Ghana Chartered Institute of Bankers.

Board Committees: Responsible Business; Risk

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