|Appointment of our Chairman Ken Ofori-Atta as the new Minister of Finance of the Republic of Ghana|
We have pleasure to announce the appointment of our Chairman, Ken Ofori-Atta as the new Minister of Finance of the Republic of Ghana. His Excellency the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo swore in Ken as Finance Minister on January 27, 2017.
Ken is the Co-Founder and former Chairman of the Databank Group (an investment banking firm) in Ghana. He was the Executive Chairman of the Investment Bank from 1990 until his retirement on February 14, 2012. Ken has also been Chairman of Family Ventures and Offices in Ghana; Chairman of the International Bank of Liberia, a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Kigali in Rwanda, Enterprise Life in Ghana, as well as the pan-African Databank AgriFund for SME Agribusiness, which has investments in Madagascar, Cameroun, Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ethiopia.
Ken was the first African to be honored as a Donaldson Fellow at Yale University in 2010, a John Jay Fellow at Columbia University in 2011 and also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He is a Co-Founder of the Aspen African Leadership Initiative. Ken was also the first African to testify at the US Congress Ways and Means Committee to support the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) law. He was twice honored by PriceWaterHouse Ghana as one of the Top 5 Most Respected CEOs in Ghana.
He attended Achimota School in Ghana; received a BA in Economics from Columbia University in New York and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Ken Ofori-Atta has been on the board of Trust Bank Limited since 22nd September 1999 and his contributions have been invaluable.
We pray for Ken to have a successful tenure in office.