Standard Chartered Bank group has appointed Mrs Mansa Nettey as the first female Chief Executive Officer for its business in Ghana.
Mrs Nettey currently holds the position of Head of Financial Markets at the bank’s office here in Ghana.
Her appointment is expected to take effect from 1 March, 2017, subject to regulatory approval. When She assumes office Mansa will be expected to report directly to Bola Adesola, CEO, Nigeria and West Africa.
Mrs. Nettey has more than 19 years of experience in banking, having held various senior roles in Corporate and Institutional Banking in Standard Chartered including managing across the West Africa sub-region.
In her work at the bank, Mansa is credited with, providing strong leadership in building and overseeing key strategic relationships for business success and growth.
Mrs Nettey is also an Executive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria Limited.
She will be succeeding Mr. Kweku Bedu-Addo, who has been appointed CEO, South Africa & Southern Africa, subject to relevant local approvals.
In a statement copied to the thebftonline.com, Bola Adesola, CEO, Nigeria and West Africa for the bank, said: “I am delighted to welcome Mansa as the first female CEO for Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana. Her breadth of knowledge and deep insights of the market will further drive the growth of the Ghana business.”
“I would like to thank Kweku for his leadership of the Ghana business over the last six years and wish him well in his new role,” he added.
On his part the Board Chairman of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited. Mr. Ishmael E. Yamson, expressed confidence in Mansa’s ability to deliver the Bank’s strategic agenda.
Outgoing Chief Executive Officer, Kweku Bedu-Addo, expressed immense pleasure and pride at handing over the affairs of the Bank to the first female Chief Executive since the Bank’s 120 year presence in Ghana.
“Mansa Nettey’s appointment is an important milestone for the Bank and a bold statement on its Diversity and Inclusion Agenda. With her extensive business experience and depth of client relationships, I am confident that the Bank will continue to consistently deliver value to shareholders”.
Meanwhile Mrs Mansa Nettey has expressed her gratitude to the bank for her appointment to lead Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, a bank that has been in Ghana for 120 years and a GDP enabler to the economy of Ghana.
“I look forward to working with the Board, Management and Staff to further strengthen the business and to deliver on the Bank’s commitments to its Employees, Shareholders, Clients, Regulators and the Communities”.