|Wednesday, 03 October 2012 17:59|
Kojo Addae-Mensah is Group Chief Executive of Databank Group. He has over 15 years of banking experience. Prior to joining the Databank Group, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Ghana Commercial Bank Limited, Ghana’s largest and most Profitable bank and before that, the Chief Operating officer of Barclays Bank Ghana limited, the largest foreign owned bank in Ghana. He has a wealth of experience and an in-depth knowledge of the financial services Industry in Ghana. He is motivated by his desire for excellence and results.
Kojo’s experience is not only in the commercial banking space as his career began at Databank in 1998 with the corporate finance team. This is where the Databank’s Leap High values of Leadership, Excellence, Humility and Integrity were imbibed in him. Kojo has lived by these values throughout his successful career and will continue to ensure it is the cornerstone of the Databank group.
After his short stint at Databank in the 90s, Kojo worked with the Standard Chartered group for several years where he played various roles in Ghana, India, Kenya and Botswana.
He is an avid soccer fan, writes a column in the Kotoko Express and is also a national TV pundit. He is also a director of the Changing Lives Endowment fund, aimed at supporting bright and needy children at the SHS level.
Kojo holds an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics all from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is married with a child.
Frankie Hayford is an Executive Director of the Databank Group. He is currently also, the Resident Director of Databank Securities Ltd, The Gambia, a position he has held since September 2000. He is a Board member of Trust Bank Limited, The Gambia and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the bank. He is a Board member of Bayba Financial Services Limited, The Gambia and International Bank (Liberia) Ltd.
Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh is an Executive Director - Head of Databank Asset Management. Daniel was formerly the Head of Research Unit at Databank.
Daniel's previous experience includes administrative management at City Pagers and lecturing at the School of Administration, University of Ghana, Legon.
Daniel holds a B.Sc in Business Administration (Management) with first class honours, an MBA (Marketing) from the School of Administration, University of Ghana and a Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Finance and Management from Sorbonne University, Paris.
Ernest D. Akore is an Executive Director - Databank Brokerage and Retail Services. He worked with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank in California for fifteen years. With a track record of demonstrated excellence in the banking industry, he relocated to West Africa in 2001 where he took up the position of Chief Operating Officer of Trust Bank Limited in the Gambia. After helping with the reorganization of Trust Bank Gambia, he moved back home to Ghana as Executive Director of Databank’s newly constituted Client Services unit.
Ernest holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Whittier College, California and a MBA from United States International University’s School of Management, San Diego, California
Geta Striggner-Quartey is a Barrister at Law and currently holds the position of General Counsel of the Databank Group and an Associate Director. Geta holds a BA in Law and Sociology from the University of Warwick UK, an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK and was called to the English and Ghana Bar in 1986 and 1988 respectively.
Geta started off her career in the UK in the Chambers of Lord Elwyn Jones before returning to Ghana to join Tetteh & Co where she was involved in the provision of legal consultancy services in a civil and corporate law practice. Geta then took up a number of senior management positions at Sydals Limited encompassing various responsibilities including being responsible for the organisation’s Administration, Human Resource Management and Sales and Marketing divisions. Geta subsequently worked for the Institute for Economic Affairs as Programmes Coordinator where she was responsible for setting up and running the Institute’s Legal and Business Studies Centre and later on, the Institute’s Governance Centre.
Geta’s career spans an 18 year period during which she has gained immense experience in legal practice, business administration and public policy work.
Richard Okyere-Fosu is an Associate Director and the Group Head of Information Technology at Databank. He has over 15 years practical experience in systems development, infrastructure design and project management. Richard has an outstanding leadership in implementing large IT projects for Corporate, State and Federal Government clients. In addition, he possess a keen strategic awareness in aligning business strategy through innovation and the use of technology.
Before joining Databank, Richard worked as a Project Manager for Nortel and was responsible for managing projects for Blue Chip companies in the EMEA region. Before Nortel, he was a Senior Technical Consultant (Program Director) for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), USA and a Scientific Officer for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), UK.
Richard holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Kingston University, UK and an EMBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Richard has been conferred a chartered engineer status (CEng) and is a member of the British Computer Society (BCS).
Frank Socrates Dzakuma is an Associate Director for Accounts. Socrates brings valuable skills and capabilities to the role having previously worked with SG-SSB Ghana Ltd as Head, Management Control – Finance/Accounts Department and prior to this, in Ghana Commercial Bank in their Treasury and Accounts Departments. In these roles, Socrates had supervisory responsibility over the preparation of monthly management accounts and reports and supervised the preparation of quarterly published financial statements as well as the annual reports for shareholders.
He was also Head of the Accounts Team for SG-SSB’s Core banking software migration. Socrates has an EMBA in Finance from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Coast. He is a chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA).
Gillian Hammah is the new Chief Marketing Officer of Databank Group. She has over 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry, serving in various marketing and leadership roles. Prior to joining Databank, she worked at Invesco Canada – one of the largest asset management firms in Canada. She started in customer service and eventually led the strategic planning team responsible for campaign development, advisor events and innovation. A number of projects she has worked on over the years have also been recognized with industry awards, including Best Investment Rich Media Online Campaign by the Internet Advertising Competition (Canada) in 2012 and recognition for launching the country’s first iPad app with account details for financial advisors and their clients.
Gillian has successfully demonstrated her ability to drive marketing strategies and communications for organizations. Having spent the majority of her career in financial services, Gillian has significant expertise in both the business-to-business (B2B) and the business-to-consumer (B2C) sectors. Gillian brings creativity, passion, difference and excellence to every project she works on – big or small.
Gillian holds a Bachelor in Administration (BA) from York University, Canada. She is married with three children.