Ghana: UBA appoints new Chief Risk Officer

United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana Ltd. has appointed Mr. Kenneth Owusu Asante Amponsah as Chief Risk Officer of the bank.

Kenneth Owusu Asante Amponsah brings extensive experience in Risk Management, particularly in Credit, Enterprise, and Quantitative Risk Management, along with expertise in Management Information Systems (MIS).

Mr. Amponsah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cape Coast University, Ghana, and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Coventry University, UK. He is a certified professional in Quantitative Risk Management (CQRM) and holds an International Certificate in Banking Risk and Regulations (ICBRR).

Kenneth began his banking career in 2009 at Access Bank Ghana as a Credit Officer, and was instrumental in setting up of the Credit Operations Unit in 2011. He later joined First Atlantic Bank Ghana Limited (FABL) to head the Credit Administration & Portfolio Management Department; and in 2017 he assumed the role as Head of Credit Risk Management at FBN Bank, where he coordinated adoption and implementation of the Environmental, Social and Governance Management (ESGM) framework/system.

Mr. Chris Ofikulu, the bank’s Regional CEO for West Africa, expressed his satisfaction with Mr. Amponsah’s appointment.  He stated: “We are pleased that Kenneth is joining the bank at this time, when his expertise as a skilled Risk Manager is required to strengthen our risk structures. I am confident that with this appointment, the bank will continue to improve and uphold our commitment to excellence in risk management and governance”.

UBA Ghana welcomes Mr. Kenneth Amponsah to the team and anticipates his valuable contributions to enhance the Risk Management functions.

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