Keli Gadzekpo is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Databank Group. Formerly the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Group, he was responsible for the overall financial and administrative management of the firm; and garnered a solid reputation of having in-depth knowledge and understanding of domestic and international capital markets.
Keli holds a B.Sc in Accounting from Brigham Young University in the US and is a qualified CPA from the US where he worked with KPMG Peat Marwick in the Washington DC office and with Steuart Petroleum in a number of capacities. He is a Mason Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he obtained a Masters in Public Administration – Class of 2006; and is a member of the Index Advisory Council of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation; an African initiative that has been established to stimulate debates on good governance across sub-Saharan Africa and the world, to provide objective criteria by which citizens can hold their Governments to account and to acknowledge and support exemplary African Leadership.
Keli is the Chairman of the Databank Foundation, which is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the Databank Group and has for the past ten years concentrated on three main areas - leadership development, education and mental health. He is on the boards of Enterprise Group Limited (EGL) – Ghana’s largest private sector insurance company; sits on the Academic Board of The Roman Ridge School, an Accra-based school which caters for elementary to upper secondary education; and serves on the board of Nature Conservation Research Centre (NCRC). NCRC is an NGO which is involved in the development of rural ecotourism and community protected areas as a means of economic development and resource conservation.
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).