Power moves: Ghana Stock Exchange names Abena Amoah as Deputy Managing Director

Power moves: Ghana Stock Exchange names Abena Amoah as Deputy Managing Director

- The Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange has appointed Abena Amoah as the deputy managing director

- The exchange announced her appointment in July

- Abena will begin her new role as deputy managing director of the exchange on 1 August

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The Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange has named Abena Amoah as the deputy managing director of the exchange.

Her appointment was announced in July and she has already received support as she prepares to take on her new role.

Abena Amoah will be in charge of operations at the exchange, including trading and surveillance, listings and new products, the Ghana Fixed Income Market, and the IT systems of the exchange.

Her role will also including working with the current managing director in defining and implementing the exchange’s corporate strategies and plans, among other responsibilities.

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Power moves: Ghana Stock Exchange names Abena Amoah as Deputy Managing Director
Abena Amoah/Photo credit: UGC
Source: UGC

The accomplished businesswoman brings to the job her rich experience on many landmark transactions from over two decades.

Myjoyonline.com reports that Abena’s experience covers stock market listings and trading, mergers and acquisitions, advisory, and other expertise across various sectors.

The ambitious woman has served on boards of companies, both publicly listed and non-for-profit, such as Access Bank PLC, Africa Women’s Development Fund, Ghana Stock Exchange, and other prestigious companies.

Abena has also served as an advisor to the Government of Ghana and financial sector regulators in West Africa on the deepening of financial markets.

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Until her appointment she worked with BlackIvy Group LLC where she spearheaded the development of the 400-acre WestPark Industrial Park at Shama in the Western Region.

She also worked with the Renaissance Group as the CEO of New World Renaissance Securities Limited and as the Head of Investment Banking & Finance in West Africa (ex-Nigeria) for Renaissance Capital and other renowned companies.

Abena’s appointment has received support from within and outside the exchange.

The out-going chairman of the exchange, Albert Essien, noted that he is excited about Abena’s appointment.

He said her "rich and diverse experience is what the exchange needs at the moment.''

The managing director of the exchange, Ekow Afedzie, also chipped in saying her appointment comes at a critical time for the exchange.

Afedzie indicated that he is thrilled to welcome Abena and her work:

I’m thrilled to welcome Abena and work with her as the exchange modernises and transitions from a frontier market to an emerging market.

Abena Amoah will commence her role as the deputy managing director of the exchange on 1 August 2020.

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Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible for IBM operations in over 40 countries in Africa, including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana, and Tunisia.

Until her appointment, Kyerematen-Jimoh was the chief of staff to the senior vice president in charge of global markets and sales in IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York.

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