Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC has appointed Mr. Frank Yaovi Lawoe as Chief Risk Officer following the Bank of Ghana’s approval. A statement issued by the bank in Accra said Mr Lawoe has over 21 years of experience in the banking sector.
Before this appointment, he worked as Head of Internal Audit for Societé General Ghana PLC.
His responsibilities included driving the annual risk assessment and audit strategy planning, providing direction for the execution of the annual audit plan, and ensuring effective internal audit stakeholder management.
His experience includes nine years with HFC Bank (now Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC) as Senior Manager, Recoveries and Collections, Head, Internal Audit and Head, Risk Management and Compliance. He also worked as Assistant Corporate Manager with Ghana Commercial Bank (now GCB Bank PLC).
Mr Lawoe holds an EMBA (Finance) from the University of Ghana and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Cape Coast.
He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) and Institute of Internal Auditors (Ghana).
“The Board, Management and Staff welcomed Mr Frank Yaovi Lawoe to the Bank as the Chief Risk Officer and assured him of their commitment to accord him the needed support and cooperation in discharging his duties,” the statement said.