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GHIB announces Hueggert Acquah-Arhin as new Ghana Country Representative and Head of Africa Coverage


Accra, GHANA – Ghana International Bank plc (GHIB) announced the promotion of Hueggert Annan as the Bank’s Ghana Country Representative and Head of Africa Regional Coverage. This release coincides with the Banks 65th anniversary celebrations, which were recently launched in Accra.

Mrs. Hueggert Annan is a seasoned banker with a record of excellence and leadership in the banking industry. She succeeds Baafour Abankwa, who has been elevated to the position of Divisional Head for Corporate and Institutional Banking across GHIB’s global operations. Baafuor will be based in the Bank’s London office. Madam Annan’s promotion is a testament to her exceptional capabilities and deep understanding of the African financial landscape. It also signals GHIB’s dedication to an equal opportunities’ talent management framework, based on fostering a culture of merit and performance.

Speaking on the appointment, Dean Adansi, CEO of Ghana International Bank said “GHIB has always been at the forefront of promoting an inclusive, merit-based culture within the financial sector. The appointment of Mrs. Hueggert Annan as Ghana Country Representative and Head of Africa Regional Coverage reflects this. Hueggert brings to this role a solid track record of performance and I am confident she will continue to deepen our strong links and impact in Africa. Baafour’s elevation allows us to leverage his growth record in Africa across our global footprint, as we continue to lead the way in providing access to international finance for African sovereigns and corporates, through London.

Madam Annan’s leadership is expected to further strengthen GHIB’s operations in Ghana and across Africa, bolstering the Bank’s mission to provide innovative financial solutions that cater to the diverse needs of its clients. Her role will be pivotal in enhancing GHIB’s regional strategies, fostering stronger banking relationships, and supporting sustainable economic growth across the continent.

GHIB’s announcement underscores the Bank’s role as a champion for gender equality and women’s advancement in the financial industry. GHIB has a record of strong women leaders in its organization. Presently Ophelia Attobrah (Chief Banking Officer), Janet Mbu (General Counsel & Company Secretary) and Gillian Heggs (Head People, Culture and Communications) are senior leaders on the Banks executive committee.

GHIB is considered the leading Trade Bank for Africa. Since 1959, it has led the way in providing access to global markets and international finance for African sovereigns and corporates. It provides correspondent banking, trade finance, and payments, collections, and treasury solutions. GHIB is authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

For more information about GHIB and its products and services, please visit https://www.ghanabank.co.uk.