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Ben Dzoboku now MD of Republic Bank

BY: Graphic Business
Benjamin Dzoboku, MD, Republic Bank (Ghana) plc

Republic Bank Ghana Plc has appointed Benjamin Dzoboku as the new Managing Director effective Friday, July 15, 2022.

He succeeds Farid Antar who officially retired from the service on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

A media release issued said prior to his new appointment, Mr Dzoboku was the Chief Operating Officer of Republic Bank Ghana where he was responsible for the following functions: Finance & Strategy, International Trade, Treasury, Administration & Premises, Cash Management, Custody Services, Internal Control, Portfolio Management, Centralised Support and the Bank’s subsidiary and Republic Trust Limited Company.

He has over the years held several positions of responsibility at the bank, including being the Internal Auditor; Financial Controller; Treasurer and General Manager - Retail Banking (including branch network).

He later moved to the position of General Manager - Finance and Strategy before being appointed the bank’s Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Dzoboku joined HFC Bank (Ghana) Ltd (now Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC) in January 2007 as the Head, Risk Management from SG-SSB where he had commenced his banking career as an Internal Auditor.

Prior to this, he worked with Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF Ghana) as a Senior Auditor.

Education

Mr Dzoboku has strong academic and professional qualifications underpinning his achievements.

These include being a Chartered Accountant (ICA, Ghana) and memberships of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIT, Ghana); Institute of Financial Accountants (UK) (fellow) and Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE, USA).

He holds Masters’ Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) (Financial Management) (St. Clements University, UK) and in Public Administration (MPA) (GIMPA, Ghana).

Mr Dzoboku has also participated in several Executive Management programmes, including the Senior Executive Programme in Leadership from Harvard Business School and Corporate Governance & Compliance and High-Performance Management Excellence.

Expectation

He is expected to continue the transformation process started by his predecessors with the view to growing Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC into a top flight Bank in Ghana.

Meanwhile, he has assured the board of directors, executives, staff and customers of the Bank that he would continue with the major strides made by his predecessors and the strategic path adopted by the bank.