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EMELIA ATTA-FYNN – Managing Director
Qualification: Emelia holds an MBA in Finance and a BA (Hons) Economics with Sociology from the University of Ghana.

Experience: She was formerly the Executive Director and Head, Domestic Bank in Ecobank Zambia. She has been working with Ecobank for over 23 years during which time she has obtained practical working experience in various departments of the bank (Group and Affiliate level) including Treasury, Financial Institutions, Compliance and Domestic Bank.
In November 2011 to June 2012, Emelia played a key role in the merger between Ecobank Ghana and the Trust Bank by successfully managing the merger into one bank, including the integration of staff and financials of the two institutions.

KWASI ANOKURANG-BUDU – Deputy Managing Director
Qualification: Kwasi holds an MBA in Business Administration (Marketing Option) from the University of Ghana, Business School and a BSc Administration (Accounting Option) from the same school.

Experience: He has over 20 years’ experience in retail banking and was responsible for leading a major geographic segment of the retail branch network in Ecobank Ghana to include all operations, financial results, and strategic direction. Prior to joining Ecobank, he worked in the Finance Department of the National Investment Bank.

KWAKU DUAH BERCHIE – Chief Operating Officer
Qualification: Kwaku holds an MBA (Accounting & Finance) from the Keller Graduate School of Management of the DeVry University, USA.

Experience: He has over 16 years managerial experience in Banking and Finance. Kwaku also has a cross sectorial experience in inventory & quality control, shipping and handling, real estate, accounting, tax filing. In Ghana, he has worked with firms such as Pentax Consultancy and First Allied Savings & Loans Company as Head of credit. He is a certified expert in Microfinance and SME financing.

EDWARD OPOKU – Internal Auditor
Qualification: Edward holds a degree in B.Com from the University of Cape Coast and has attained the Chartered Accountant status (ICA[GH]).

Experience: He has held the positions of Branch Operations with Bank for Housing & Construction; Audit Senior with Deloitte & Touche, Internal Auditor with SSNIT Informal Sector Fund and Internal Auditor with Pan-African Savings and Loans. A chartered Accountant, he has over 15 years in the financial sector, involved in Branch operations, credit management and Internal Audit. He has worked in private practice with Deloitte and Touché and has been involved with the informal sector for 4 years.

KWADWO AMOAH – Head, Information Technology
Qualification: Kwadwo holds a BSc. In Computer Science, from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing an online MSc. Programme on Information Security from the LIVERPOOL UNIVERSITY.

Experience: Kwadwo worked in different I.T support roles in different institutions in the United Kingdom and then at Global Solutions, Ghana from 2004 to 2005. He joined Citi Savings and Loans, which became Intercontinental Bank and now Access Bank (Ghana) Ltd as its Management Information Systems Manager from 2005 to 2007. His core duties included, setting up the MIS department and to manage the day to day activities of the department which included implementing T24 and then FlexCube during the Intercontinental era. He joined EB-ACCION Savings and Loans, now Pan-African Savings and Loans as the Head of Information Technology from 2007 to date. His areas of expertise include: Systems analysis and network security, Project management and negotiation.

LINDA NAYKENE – Head, Corporate Affairs, Research and Customer Experience departments.
Qualification: Linda holds an MBA, with specialization in Human Resource Management from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a BSc in Administration (Human Resource Option) from the Central University College

Experience: Her professional experience has been developed through working with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for over 9 years where she held various roles which included having oversight responsibilities over Personnel Management and Contracts/Consultancy Management; with CARE International for 5 years where she managed the Human Resource and Administrative departments, and is now the Head of the Corporate Affairs, Research and Customer Experience Departments. Through years of experience and learning, she has sharpened her creative thinking and problem-solving skills as well as developed expertise in change management; Human Resource management; effective communication; Procurement and Inventory management as well as Brand management. She is fluent in English and French.

ISAAC NUAKO – Head, Credit
Qualification: Isaac holds an MBA with specialization in Finance from the Central University College. He also has a certificate as a trainer of trainees in Microfinance.

Experience: He has over 14 years of diverse experience both in operations and credit cutting across branch management, liquidity management, credit risk management. He has a deep rooted background in the microfinance industry spanning from the rural banking industry to the savings and loans sector. He worked with UNDP and the World Bank on community afforestation projects towards promoting lending to those in the rural communities to reduce de-afforestation as well as providing credit for petty traders in the rural communities.

ADELAIDE KRETCHY – Head, Human Resource and Administration
Qualification: Adelaide holds an MSc. in International Human Resource and Globalization from the University of Leicester, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (University of Ghana)

Experience: Adelaide has accumulated rich experience in Human Resource Management having worked in management and officer positions in various organizations including Ruxton Healthcare and Landmark Healthcare for over 13 years in Ghana and mostly outside Ghana.
During this period, she has had the opportunity to sample various work environments which has helped her develop her competencies and skills in various Human Resource activities.

VALERIE LILY ACKWERH (MRS.) – Head, Legal & Company Secretary

Qualification: Valerie holds a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Law (Birmingham, United Kingdom) and a Qualifying Certificate of Law from the Ghana School of Law.

Experience: Valerie worked in different Administrative roles in different institutions in Ghana and the United Kingdom. She started her legal career from Sam Okudzeto & Associates and then joined Access Bank (Ghana) Ltd as its Legal Officer. Her core duties included, working on credit documentation, reviewing agreements, offering legal advice to management and support to External Solicitors as well as acting as Secretary to the Board. From January 2014 to date, she has been Head, Legal & Company Secretary at Pan-African Savings and Loans. Her areas of expertise include: corporate governance, negotiation and contract review and drafting.

ROBERT QUAYE – Head, Operations
Qualification: Robert holds an EMBA in Finance from the University of Ghana Business School.

Experience: He is an experienced banker with expertise in Branch Operations, Trade Services, Foreign Operations & Microfinance. Commencing his banking career with Societe Generale Ghana (SG-SSB) in 1991, he also worked with with Ecobank Ghana, HFC Bank, GT Bank Ghana Ltd & Best Microfinance Co. From January 2014 to date, he has been Head of Operations at Pan-African Savings & Loans Co. Ltd. Some of his positions held in the past include Head of Foreign Operations & Head of Operations.