The Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange has appointed Abena Amoah as the Deputy Managing Director of the Exchange. Abena will be responsible for the operational activities of the Exchange, namely, Trading and Surveillance, Listings and New Products, the Ghana Fixed Income Market and the IT systems of the Exchange.She will also assist the Managing Director in defining and implementing the Exchange’s corporate strategies and plans, among other responsibilities.
Amoah is no stranger to Ghana’s capital markets – she is an accomplished investment banker and capital markets expert who has led on many landmark transactions for more than 20 years.
“Abena is the first female executive director of the Exchange, further proof of our commitment to championing outstanding women.” said The Managing Director of the Exchange, Ekow Afedzie to the press.
Her experience covers stock market listings and trading, mergers and acquisitions advisory, investment research, asset management, private placement of equity, debt and hybrid instruments, large infrastructure project development, business start-ups and incubation, public education on investment and financial matters, and capital markets development strategies, across diverse sectors of the Ghanaian environment.
Amoah has served on boards of companies – publicly listed, private and not-for-profit – such as Access Bank PLC, African Women’s Development Fund, Ghana Stock Exchange, Ghana Petroleum Funds, Kosmos Energy Ghana HC Advisory Council, The Foschini Group Ghana Ltd, University of Ghana Council, Venture Capital Trust Fund and Wapic Insurance Ghana Ltd.
She has been an advisor to the Government of Ghana and financial sector regulators in West Africa on the deepening of financial markets and is highly respected in her industry for her outstanding professionalism and integrity.
Abena is an alumna of the University of Ghana Business School and has also undertaken academic and leadership studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School and the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, all in the USA.
She was a founding executive of the Ghana Securities Industry Association, an Authorised Dealing Officer of the Ghana Stock Exchange and an Assessor (Capital Markets Expert) of the Commercial Division of the High Court of Ghana.
She begins her appointment on August 1, 2020. Congratulations to Her!