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Fidelity Bank gets new Deputy Managing Director

BY: Graphic Business
Attah Yeboah Gyan- Deputy MD in-charge of Operations and Support Functions, Fidelity Bank

FIDELITY Bank Ghana has appointed Atta Yeboah Gyan, as its Deputy Managing Director in-charge of Operations and Support Functions.

Prior to this recent appointment, Mr Gyan served as the Chief Financial Officer of the bank.

Mr Gyan assumes the new role with a wealth of experience in several aspects of banking, including finance, corporate strategy, risk management, operations, audit and control, and regulatory compliance.

A release issued in Accra by the bank said Mr Gyan “has played various roles in the banking sector for over 20 years, 15 of which have been spent at Fidelity Bank.

Senior roles

Atta joined Fidelity Bank in 2007 and has since held many senior roles in the bank.

Prior to that, he had commenced his banking career at SG-SSB Ltd (now Société Générale Ghana) as an Inspector after a stint at Ghana Airways.

At SG-SSB, he was a key member of the task force of Operations and Control staff that led the bank’s transition from a locally controlled bank to a foreign-owned entity.

Before he joined Fidelity Bank, he served as Finance Manager for Joy FM where he set up the finance function at the station, coordinated the station’s strategy and budget, and had oversight responsibility for credit control and client service.

Qualification

Mr Gyan is a certified Financial Risk Manager and a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), USA.

He is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana.

Mr Gyan holds an Executive MBA (Finance) and a BSc. Admin (Accounting) degrees from the University of Ghana, Legon.

He also holds a post-chartered Diploma Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and several other certifications.

MD comments

Commenting on Atta’s appointment, the Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Julian Opuni, stated in the release that, "Atta Yeboah Gyan brings on board a wide range of skills, several years of banking experience, and a results-oriented leadership approach that the bank can harness to enhance the quality of service we deliver to all stakeholders.

“Gyan has proven in his previous roles that he is the epitome of excellence who has contributed to the implementation of the bank’s strategic plans. The management and board applaud him on his new role, and we look forward to achieving more together. We also assure him of our continuous support in this new role."

Response

For his part, Mr Gyan expressed gratitude to the management and the board for the confidence reposed in him.

“I deem it a great privilege to be appointed as the deputy managing director of this great institution. I am humbled by the trust reposed in me by the board and the managing director and I remain grateful to them for their unfailing support over the years.

“I am particularly mindful of the huge responsibility that comes with this position, but I am inspired by the greater opportunity to be at the forefront with the managing director to prosecute the bank’s growth and transformation agenda.

He said with the support of the board, management, and his hardworking colleagues, “I am confident that, together, we will continue to bring quality financial services and solutions to our cherished customers and raise the standard of banking in Ghana.”