Kofi Adomakoh Is New GCB MD

John Kofi Adomakoh

The Board of GCB Limited was pleased to announce the appointment of John Kofi Adomakoh as the new managing director of the bank effective November 9, 2020.

Mr. Adomakoh, an astute banker, replaces Anselm Ray Sowah, who ended his tenure of office as the MD of GCB in September this year after more than three years in that position.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Adomakoh was the Director & Global Head, Project and Asset-Based Finance of the African Export-Import Bank headquartered in Cairo. He brings to this role, over 25 years of banking experience within – Africa 15 of which have been at executive management levels.

Kofi has held many leadership roles including Executive Director, Corporate & Institutional Banking at Barclays Bank Ghana Limited (now ABSA Bank Ghana Limited); and Head of Institutional Banking Group at Ecobank Ghana Limited.

Kofi holds an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. He had his Ordinary and Advanced Levels education at the St. Augustine’s College, Cape Coast.

The board views this appointment as a major milestone in the bank’s transformation agenda to become a world-class bank with proactiveness in solving client needs. The board also firmly believes that Kofi’s extensive international leadership experience, expertise in global financial markets, combined with his deep understanding of the Ghanaian market will be invaluable to the success of the bank’s transformation journey and further strengthen its position in growing market share, revenue and profits.

Reflecting on his appointment, Kofi said, “I am greatly honoured and excited to be joining GCB at this time to contribute to the transformation agenda and lead the bank to dominate the market. GCB has a large clientele and strong balance sheet which uniquely positions it as a strong and formidable Ghanaian bank providing support to businesses and individuals. As industry evolves through technological innovation and advancement, I believe GCB is in a pole position to provide cost effective and world-class digital banking solutions. I am passionately committed to placing our clients at the centre of everything we do and look forward to working closely with the board, senior leadership team and all employees of the bank.”










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