Mr Kweku Bedu-Addo has been appointed Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) and takes over from Dr Sam Mensah, whose term ended at the GSE’s Annual General Meeting held on July 14, 2016.
Mr Kweku Bedu-Addo is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana & West Africa Cluster 2, a position he’s held since August 2010.
A statement issued in Accra yesterday said Mr Bedu-Addo’s career spanned Public Policy, International Development, and Banking & Finance.
He joined Standard Chartered Bank Ghana in 2000 and rose to become the first Ghanaian Chief Executive in 2010 since the bank was first established in the then Gold Coast in 1896.
Other senior roles he had held include Co Head, Wholesale Bank in Zambia (2004) and West Africa (excluding Nigeria, 2009) and was based in Singapore as a Program Director for a Global Project from 2007 to 2009.
He was a recipient of the prestigious Wholesale Bank Global Star Award in 2007. His current role was expanded in 2015 to Chief Executive Officer, West Africa Cluster 2 (Ghana, Sierra Leone and Gambia) and he is also on the Africa-Middle East Regional Management Team.
Mr Bedu-Addo’s affiliations include Vice President of the Ghana Bankers Association, Advisory Board Chairman for the University of Ghana’s Institute of Applied Sciences, Member of the Advisory Board, University of Ghana Business School, Vice Chairman of Ghana Fixed Income Market Council, Member of Global Investment Committee, Acumen Fund, New York, and Member of Ghana Employers Association’s Executive Committee.
He has been on the Ghana Stock Exchange Council since August 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Masters in International Affairs (Economic Policy Management) from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York.