The Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana & West Africa Cluster 2, Mr J. Kweku Bedu-Addo, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Ghana Stock Exchange.
He takes over from Dr Sam Mensah whose term ended at the GSE’s Annual General Meeting held on July 14, 2016.
Mr Bedu-Addo’s career has spanned public policy, international development, banking & finance. He joined Standard Chartered Bank Ghana in 2000 and rose to become the first Ghanaian Chief Executive in 2010 since the bank first established its presence in the then Gold Coast in 1896.
Other senior roles he has held included Co-Head, Wholesale Bank, in Zambia (2004) and West Africa (excluding Nigeria (2009) and was based in Singapore as a Programme Director for a Global Project from 2007 to 2009. He was a recipient of the prestigious Wholesale Bank Global Star Awards 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, Ghana Bankers Association, Advisory Board Chairman for the University of Ghana’s Institute of Applied Sciences, Member, Advisory Board, University of Ghana Business School, Vice Chairman, Ghana Fixed Income Market Council, Member Global Investment Committee, Acumen Fund, New York, and Member, 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.