The Bank of Ghana (BoG) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, collapsed five banks and merged them into what the BoG called 'Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited.
Concerns have been raised about the management of most collapsed banks and what could have been done to prevent their collapse.
PrimeNewsGhana presents the five Chief Executive Officer/Managing Directors of the five banks, Beige Bank, Royal Bank, Sovereign Bank, uniBank and the Construction Bank.
Beige Bank – Mike Nyinaku (CEO)
Mike Nyinaku is a professional accountant.
He founded the BEIGE Group (TBG) in 2008 after a 10-year career as an accountant.
He also set up the BEIGE Foundation to promote youth and social development through some sponsored programs implemented across Ghana.
Before BEIGE, he was Chief Finance Officer of OICI-GH, a US-based NGO.
The Royal Bank – Osei Asafo-Adjei (Managing Director/CEO)
Osei Asafo-Adjei worked with the Trust Bank as General Manager, Business Development, Head of Corporate Banking and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking From 2004 to 2012,
Until June 2016, he was the executive director of the Corporate Banking Division of HFC Bank Ltd.
He started his banking career as a credit officer of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) in 1993.
He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Glasgow, England and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
The Construction Bank – Stephen Kpordzih (CEO)
Stephen Kpordzih is a banker with over 30 years industry experience in credit risk, corporate finance, treasury and debt structuring.
Prior to his appointment as the CEO of Construction Bank, he served as CEO of the Agricultural Development Bank (adb), and also worked as the Head of Wholesale Banking of Stanbic Bank.
He has also worked with the Ghana Commercial Bank. At Barclays Bank Ghana, he is said to have been appointed as the then youngest Business Development Manager, after he was trained at the Barclays Bank Plc (UK).
Mr. Kpordzih is a chartered banker, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana, and an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, United Kingdom.
Sovereign Bank – Johan Rheeder (Managing Director/ CEO)
John Rheeder has 30 years of experience in banking.
Before his appointment at the Sovereign Bank, he was the CEO of Charter One Bank, Juba, South Sudan. He joined that institution from the Barclays African Group in Johannesburg where he was the head of Branchless Banking Delivery.
He holds a Master of Business Administration from Business School Netherlands, where he was awarded the Francois Mangiagalli floating trophy.
uniBank – Dr. Kwabena Duffour II (CEO)
Dr. Kwabena Duffour II holds a PhD in Finance, an MSc Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, and a degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Southampton.
He has over 9 years of experience in banking.
He has worked with the Ghana International Bank Plc and Standard Chartered Bank.
Before his appointment as CEO of uniBank, he was the Chief Operating Officer of the bank.
According to the Bank of Ghana, the reason for the merger includes liquidity challenges, the inability of the said banks to meet the Ghc400 million minimum Capital requirement, and the fact that some of these banks obtained their licenses under false pretence and with nonexistent capital.