Ghana Stocks Exchange Council Appoints Abena Osei-Poku as its Second Female Chairperson in 26 Years

Ghana Stocks Exchange Council Appoints Abena Osei-Poku as its Second Female Chairperson in 26 Years

  • Ghana Stock Exchange council has recognized Abena Osei-Poku as its Chairperson
  • Osei-Poku, the managing director of Absa Bank Ghana becomes the second woman in 26 years to hold that position
  • The University of Ghana alumnus has over 27 years pan-African experience from Standard Chartered and Barclays Bank

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The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) council has recently announced the appointment of Abena Osei-Poku as Chairperson.

The appointment makes her the second female in 26 years to hold that title after Gloria Nikoi.

According to the announcement, Abena takes over from Ray Anselm Sowah.

Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana, Abena Osei-Poku, becomes Chairperson of Ghana Stock Exchange
Abena Osei-Poku posing for the camera Photo credit: Abena Osei-Poku/LinkedIn
Source: UGC

The vibrant latest Chairperson also doubles as the Managing Director of Absa Bank Ghana.

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Abena also worked as the Managing Director at Absa Group in South Africa.

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She was in-charge of the Corporate and Investment Banking business in East and West Africa.

Osei-Poku has more than 27 years pan-African experience from Standard Chartered and Barclays Bank.

Abena completed the University of Ghana Legon and has an MBA from the Manchester Business School in UK.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Professor Margaret Gyapong was recognized as the third woman in the world and the first black African lady to receive an Outstanding Female Scientist Prize from the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).

The report shared that EDCTP is known for supporting clinical and vaccine trials as well as various laboratory works across the world.

Professor Margaret Gyapong became the first ever social scientist to receive the prestigious award.

The vibrant female professor is the director of the Institute of Health Research (IHR) and the coordinator of the Centre for Health Policy and Implementation Research (CHPIR) at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Graphic Online reported.

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Under her leadership, the Centre was selected as a World Health Organization Tropical Disease Research (WHO/TDR) in 2018.

Also, Dr Mabel Banson of the Neurosurgery Unit, Department of Surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, became the first female neurosurgeon trained in Ghana.

She joined the ranks of Ghanaian women such as Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo who quite recently made history as the first woman to be appointed as the substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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