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Board of Directors

To ensure good corporate governance, our board of directors consists of accomplished individuals and technocrats with a complement of diversified experience in both the public and private sectors of the Ghanaian and African economies.

Click on the names below to view profiles of our Board of Directors.

Frank W. Beecham (Board Chairman, Access Bank Ghana)
Born in March 1952, Frank Beecham is a lawyer by profession and a past National President of the Ghana Bar Association.

He has spent the greater part of his working life in banking, having joined Merchant Bank Ghana Ltd as a Banking Officer in 1977. He served in several units and departments of the Bank and its subsidiaries and left the Bank, after twenty two years, as a General Manager.

Frank is currently a partner in the law firm of Bram-Larbi, Beecham & Co. He has served and continues to serve on several boards.

Herbert Wigwe (Group Managing Director, Access Bank Plc.)
Herbert Wigwe Herbert Wigwe is the new Group Managing Director(GMD) of Access Bank Plc.

Herbert started his professional career at Coopers and Lybrand Associates, an international firm of chartered accountants. He later joined Guaranty Trust Bank where he spent 10 years and resigned as Executive Director to co-lead the transformation of Access Bank Plc in March 20002 as Deputy Managing Director.

Herbert is an accomplished banker with over two decades of diversified work experience in banking. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria (ICAN). He holds a Masters degree in Banking and Finance from the University College of North Wales; a Masters degree in Financial Economics from University of London and a Bsc degree in Accounting from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Obinna Nwosu (Group Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Access Bank Plc.)
Obinna Nwosu

Obinna Nwosuis the Group Deputy Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Access Bank Plc. He has over two decades of banking experience garnered from both Access Bank and Guaranty Trust Bank.

Obinna was a General Manager and Head, Retail Banking Division until December 2012 when he took a study leave for a Masters Degree in Public Policy at Columbia University, New York. His experience spans both banking operations and relationship management.

He holds an MBA and a Degree in Accountancy from University of Nigeria Nsukka. He has also attended several Executive and Leadership Development Programmes at leading institutions around the world.

Dela Selormey (Director, Access Bank Ghana)
Dela Selormey

Dela Selormey is a Chartered Accountant and Banker par excellence. He holds an International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) degree and a Certificate in Consulting. His rich experience in banking spans close to four decades (1973 to 2010) during which period he rose to become Head of Banking Supervision of the Bank Ghana.

He facilitated the implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standards by banks in Ghana. Internationally, he assisted in extending financial services to rural communities in post conflict Sierra Leone. DelaSelormey has also consulted widely in banking and international financing. He consulted for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the National Project Coordinating Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture of Sierra Leone, a project that is ongoing.

Abena Amoah (Director, Access Bank Ghana)
Abena Amoah Abena Amoah is an accomplished financial and investment advisor with over 15 years of work experience. She started her career with Strategic Africa Securities where she worked for ten years rising to the position of Executive Director. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Baobab Advisors, a financial advisory services company she founded in 2011. Prior to that, she headed the Ghana office of Renaissance Capital; a leading investment bank in Moscow. Abena holds a First Class Honours in Bsc Administration from the University of Ghana Business School and also attended the University of Colorado’s Daniel College of Business.

Ernest Mintah (Director, Access Bank Ghana)
Ernest Mintah Ernest Mintah has over 3 decades of experience working in the banking and finance sectors in Ghana and the United States. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Leasing Company Limited, and has been involved in long term lending of asset-based financing to several sectors in Ghana. He holds a first degree in Economics and Management from Eckerd College (FL, USA) and post graduate degrees from the Columbia University (New York), Bradford University (UK) as well as a PhD from the University of Southern California. Ernest serves on the Boards of the Ghana's Export Development and Agricultural Investment Fund. He is also the president of the Ghana Association of Leasing Companies.

Elias Igbinakenzua (Executive Director, Corporate and Investment Banking – Access Bank Plc)
Elias Igbinakenzuais

Elias Igbinakenzuais the newly appointed Executive Director responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking at Access Bank Plc. He brings on board over two decades of banking experience from Zenith Bank where he served as the Executive Director, Corporate Banking till July 2013. In his new role, Elias will build on the Bank’s leadership position in the corporate banking space drawing on his wide industry experience.

Elias is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and Institute of Credit Administration of Nigeria. He also holds an MBA and BachelorsDegree in Accountancy from Enugu State University of Science and Technology and University of Benin respectively. He has also attended several Executive Management Development programmes in leading Business Schools around the world.

Kameel Adebayo (Executive Director, Operations and IT - Access Bank Ghana)
Kameel Adebayo

Kameel Adebayo is the Executive Director for Operations and IT. He has over 20-years banking experience, most of which were spent in Banking Operations. Prior to joining Access Bank Plc, Kameel worked with the Nigeria Agriculture and Co-operative Bank Limited and was a Senior Management staff CitiBank Limited – Nigeria, before joining Access Bank Plc in June 2008.

Until his secondment, Kameel was the Head, Subsidiaries Planning and Control at Access Bank Plc. In this position, he oversaw a number of key projects, and was Project Lead for the Change-of-Control process through which there was an effective take-over and full integration of all subsidiary companies of the erstwhile Intercontinental Bank Plc into the Access Bank Group. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants, and Chartered Institute of Taxation in Nigeria and holds an MBA in Finance from the ObafemiAwolowo University and Bsc in Finance from University of Ilorin all in Nigeria.

Dolapo Ogundimu (Managing Director, Access Bank Ghana)
Dolapo Ogundimu

Dolapo Ogundimu is a seasoned banker with over 25 years of high level professional banking experience in the sub-region. He started his banking career in Nigeria with Continental Merchant Bank (formerly Chase) in 1986. He has been recognized as a change manager and contributor to the development of the financial services industry in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

In Ghana, he pioneered Guaranty Trust Bank to become one of the most successful banks in the industry. Dolapo is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and has attended several International Executive Management Programmes across leading Business Schools.

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