Access Bank (Ghana) Plc, in partnership with Deutsche Investitions–Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHA), continues to offer business solutions to German Corporates in Ghana and the Sub Region.
The Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana Plc, OlumideOlantunji, disclosing this in a speech read on his behalf by the Executive Director, Mr James Antwi Bruce, said in the past 18 months, Access Bank had collaborated with AHK and the German Embassy, to organise programmes to increase awareness about its agenda to promote business growth and trade between the two countries and subsequently the entire European enclave.
“Within the period, we have built very good relationships with German brands such as BOSCH, KNAUF, Amalitech, DHL, Siemens, Fairafric, General Electric, Medical Equipment, Liebher and Bauer and provided financial support in trade finance, asset and project management. We continue to partner with our customers to grow their businesses,” he said.
Mr Olatunji noted that to ensure the stability and fruitful coordination of programmes and activities of the relationship between Access Bank and German corporates, the Bank had employed a German expatriate who would better appreciate issues from the German context to head the desk and a team of professionals to support him.
“The desk serves as the focal point for German companies seeking to do business in Ghana, as well as local companies seeking to enter business relations with German enterprises,” he said.
Olatunji revealed that in line with the Bank’s vision of becoming the world’s most respected African Bank and a leader in the provision of banking services beyond Africa, Access Bank kept expanding its network base.
“The Bank is in the process of opening a hub in the European Union, as it continues to expand its African market, with presence in Nigeria, Gambia, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Mozambique, and Congo DRC. Additionally, in the past 18 months, we have expanded our African market to Botswana, South Africa and Kenya. Presently, we operate across 10 countries, the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia,” he explained.
The German Ambassador to Ghana, Daniel Krull, commended Access Bank for opening the German Desk.
He said, “This shows that Access Bank has German needs and interest at heart. Indeed not only for Germans but other countries.”
In a detailed presentation at the event, Mr VolkerSchwab, Vice President of DEG, shed light on AfricaConnect, a German organisation that supports established EU headquartered companies to plan their engagement in Ghana.
He noted that the primary focus of AfricaConnect was to set a Compact with Africa partner countries.
Mr Schwab also noted that DEG offered opportunities to network with local partners, by helping to turn their dreams into reality, especially in politically and economically challenging environments.
BY TIMES REPORTER