Ghana: Abena Amoah named among 20 global women of influence

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Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange(GSE), Abena Amoah has been named among 20 distinguished and influential women leaders in 2023.

The list which was released by the World Federation of Exchanges(WFE) and central counterparties (CCPs) shortlisted Abena Amoah as one of the most talented existing future leaders globally.

The WFE indicated in a statement  that the list included the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the London Stock Exchange Group (LCH Ltd,), Isabelle Girolami; the Executive President & CEO, of the Latin American Stock Exchange (Taltenix), Olga Cantillo; the Co-Chief Operating Officer of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, Bonnie Y Chan; and the Chief Executive Officer of the JSE Clear and Director, Post Trade Services of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Alicia Greenwood.

Abena Amoah happens to be the only Ghanaian on the list. In more than three-decade life of exchange, Abena Amoah was appointed the first female and Managing Director of GSE in November.

The annual publication released on the International Women’s Day celebration forms part of the association’s initiative to celebrate women in leadership roles.

In a statement by the Women Leaders Initiative, it aims to put a spotlight on some talented and gifted women in its industry of operation.

“The industry initiative drew more than 50 senior nominations from every corner of the world as the WFE’s global membership put forward their talented existing, and future, leaders.

“From the total pool of nominations, 20 women were chosen by the WFE Selection Committee, themselves a distinguished group of industry leaders,” the statement said.

Chief Executive Officer of the WFE, Nandini Sukumar said the nominees are phenomenal women working so hard to break bias.

“They reflect lives of substance. To those who made the list this year, well done. The choices were the toughest ones yet, and those who did not make the final cut do not be deterred.

“Come forward again next year,” she said.

She said all women carried a message of hope for those who were rising now and those who will come after them.

“And all carry a message of gratitude for their mentors, often male as well as female, that should inspire those who have already made it,” the CEO of the WFE said.

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