The FBNBank Ghana, a subsidiary of First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the appointment of Mr Victor Yaw Asante as its new Managing Director (MD) following the approval of the Bank of Ghana.
Mr Asante replaces Gbenga Odeyemi who served in this capacity and has moved on to become the Managing Director of FBNBank Sierra Leone.
A statement from the bank and copied to the Ghana News Agency said Mr Asante had become the first Ghanaian to be appointed as the Managing Director, bringing on board a rich banking experience spanning more than 20 years.
It said prior to his appointment, the new MD was the Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking with oversight responsibility for Commercial Banking Business at First National Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of the First Rand Group of South Africa.
He also worked with the Standard Chartered Bank Group serving variously as the Bank’s Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Institutional Clients at its Botswana subsidiary, and as Managing Director and Regional Head of Transaction Banking, based in Ghana with additional responsibilities over other West African countries including Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia and Sierra Leone.
The statement said Mr Asante had had stints with Merchant Bank (now Universal Merchant Bank) and Unilever Ghana Limited, all of which gave him a hands-on experience with strategic knowledge in the banking and in business generally.
"Commenting on his appointment, Mr Asante said ‘I am humbled by the confidence reposed in me to head FBNBank Ghana Limited at a time when the organisation has recapitalized its Ghana business, rolled out its digital banking strategy, which aims to leverage new and evolving technologies to facilitate access to everyday financial services for consumers and businesses alike.’"
"My utmost priority is to endear the brand to our stakeholders in the Ghanaian market and use all available means to make the brand a mark of excellence by meeting the needs of our valued customers to the extent that FBNBank becomes the preferred bank," he added.
The statement quoted him saying: "There could not have been a more opportune time for me to assume the reins of leadership and help implement the growth agenda of FBNBank at a time when the banking industry is evolving."
The statement said: "Mr Asante holds an MBA from the University of Ghana Business School, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Agricultural Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
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