Robert Dzato has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB), effective Monday, October 3, 2022.
Mr. Dzato will lead the Institute to strategically deliver its mandate established by the Chartered Institute of Bankers Ghana Act, 2019 (Act 991) which includes promoting the study of banking and regulate the practice of the banking profession in Ghana.
He is a Chartered Banker and a Chartered Accountant with over 17 years work experience across industries and multi-cultural environments.
He has the breadth and depth of understanding of the financial services industry, having worked as a banker and management consultant in Ghana, Nigeria, England, Scotland and other West African countries.
Robert has deep market relationship with the Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, and other regulators as well as universal banks, insurance, and asset management entities.
He has led the design of strategy and facilitated several executive committee and board strategy sessions in and outside of Ghana.
Robert joins CIB from KPMG where he was the Lead, Financial Services Strategy, Operations & Customer Solutions in the Management Consulting practice, KPMG in Ghana.
Before joining KPMG, he was an Associate Director in the HNI clients’ segment at Standard Chartered Bank, prior to which he was Head of Consumer Banking Academy and CB Manco member at Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana.
He worked for Lloyds Banking Group as a Senior Accountant at Group Finance (Capital and Regulatory Reporting), Bank of Scotland as a Commercial Bank Manager, and Halifax as a Banking Advisor, all in the UK.
Over the past years, Robert has been actively involved in the activities of the Institute. Among others, he designed and facilitated the “Managing the Affluent” programme for members of the Institute since 2015.
He also facilitated training programmes in Ethics and Professionalism. In 2011, Robert designed and facilitated Basel II/ Basel III training programme for practitioners in the banking industry in Ghana. Robert has been part of the orientation programmes for newly qualified members of the Institute.
He has been instrumental in the design and issue of the maiden and 2nd editions of “The GH Bankers’ Voice”, a GAB thought leadership for the banking industry.
He holds an MSc in International Consultancy and Accounting from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
The Governing Council and the entire membership of the Institute are confident that under his leadership, the institute will further enhance its relationship with key stakeholders to achieve high quality standards, ethics and professionalism, and accelerated growth in the banking industry.