Management

Mr. Benjamin Kwabla Amenumey
Acting Chief Executive Officer

Benjamin has been the Chief Operating Officer of UMB since the beginning of February, 2016 and as of February 1, 2019, he has been Acting Chief Executive Officer.
Benjamin brings to the role his highly specialized knowledge of Banking Operations. He has over 21 years’ experience in Banking Operations, Internal Control, Treasury and Treasury Operations.
He previously worked with Agricultural Development Bank and Barclays Bank Ghana Limited in various roles in Trade Services, Reconciliation, Remittances, SWIFT, Back Office Support, Treasury Operation, Operations Support for Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Payments, Cards Operations Unit, Cash Management Unit, and Treasury and Money markets activities, Properties and Procurement among others.

Benjamin has been the Chief Operating Officer of UMB since the beginning of February, 2016.
Benjamin brings to the role his highly specialized knowledge of Banking Operations. He has over 21 years’ experience in Banking Operations, Internal Control, Treasury and Treasury Operations.
He previously worked with Agricultural Development Bank and Barclays Bank Ghana Limited in various roles in Trade Services, Reconciliation, Remittances, SWIFT, Back Office Support, Treasury Operation, Operations Support for Consumer Banking, Corporate Banking, Payments, Cards Operations Unit, Cash Management Unit, and Treasury and Money markets activities, Properties and Procurement among others.

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Mr. Kwame Adjei-Adjivonh
Director, Business Strategy and Growth

Kwame is the Director for Business Strategy and Growth. Prior to joining UMB, Kwame had exercised leadership roles in Portfolio Management, Internal Audit, Finance, Strategic Planning and Information Technology within the Reinsurance and the Investment Banking industries. Previously, he was the Head, Treasury and Investment at Ghana Reinsurance Company Ltd (Ghana Re), the leading reinsurer in Ghana with operational footprint across Africa. Prior to that, he had served as the Head, Internal Audit, and also the Senior Manager, Finance. He joined Ghana Re from CDH Financial Holdings Ltd, where he led the strategic planning and Information Technology functions. Prior to that role, he had served as the Head, Finance for the group where he exercised leadership over the Finance function for the Holding company and its subsidiaries. A Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 18 years of experience, he holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics with Statistics from the University of Ghana.

Kwame is the Chief Finance Officer of UMB. Prior to joining UMB, Kwame had exercised leadership roles in Portfolio Management, Internal Audit, Finance, Strategic Planning and Information Technology within the Reinsurance and the Investment Banking industries. Previously, he was the Head, Treasury and Investment at Ghana Reinsurance Company Ltd (Ghana Re), the leading reinsurer in Ghana with operational footprint across Africa. Prior to that, he had served as the Head, Internal Audit, and also the Senior Manager, Finance. He joined Ghana Re from CDH Financial Holdings Ltd, where he led the strategic planning and Information Technology functions. Prior to that role, he had served as the Head, Finance for the group where he exercised leadership over the Finance function for the Holding company and its subsidiaries. A Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst with over 18 years of experience, he holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics with Statistics from the University of Ghana.

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Mrs. Gifty Afua Sackey
Chief Internal Auditor

Gifty is joining UMB from Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited. She previously worked with Guaranty Trust Bank as the Head of Internal Control, Department for Internal Development (DFID) as the Senior Regional Auditor for West Africa; Finance and Internal Audit Departments of Societe Generale Ghana Limited and KPMG as an Audit Senior.
She has over 16 years demonstrable experience in Risk and Control Assessment, Fraud Investigations, Reporting, Training and Operational, financial and compliance related audits.
She is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), a registered member of the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

Gifty is joining UMB from Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited. She previously worked with Guaranty Trust Bank as the Head of Internal Control, Department for Internal Development (DFID) as the Senior Regional Auditor for West Africa; Finance and Internal Audit Departments of Societe Generale Ghana Limited and KPMG as an Audit Senior.
She has over 16 years demonstrable experience in Risk and Control Assessment, Fraud Investigations, Reporting, Training and Operational, financial and compliance related audits.
She is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), a registered member of the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

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Mrs. Nelly Abotchie
Director, Corporate Banking

Mrs. Abotchie began her banking career with UMB in 1995. She re-joined the Bank in 2015 after working for several years at United Bank for Africa Ghana Limited. Nelly is a consummate banking professional with over 20 years of experience in Corporate banking, Retail banking and Consumer banking. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Mrs. Abotchie began her banking career with UMB in 1995. She re-joined the Bank in 2015 after working for several years at United Bank for Africa Ghana Limited. Nelly is a consummate banking professional with over 20 years of experience in Corporate banking, Retail banking and Consumer banking. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Ghana, Legon.

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Mr. Kevin Adarkwah
Director, Treasury

Kevin joined UMB from Agricultural Development Bank where he worked as a Treasurer and had oversight of the Bank’s Treasury Business.
He previously worked with GFX Brokers Limited where he was Director, Institutional FX and also with Standard Chartered Bank where he rose through the ranks to Director, Head- Rates and Foreign Exchange Trading. Kevin brings to the role his highly specialized knowledge of treasury with a proven track record in revenue generation and growth, product implementation and risk management. He has over 21 years’ experience in Treasury Management, Risks, Assets and Liability Management, Forex trading, cash instruments and financial market products.
Kevin is a Chartered Banker, holds an EMBA and is part qualified with ACCA.

Kevin joined UMB from Agricultural Development Bank where he worked as a Treasurer and had oversight of the Bank’s Treasury Business.
He previously worked with GFX Brokers Limited where he was Director, Institutional FX and also with Standard Chartered Bank where he rose through the ranks to Director, Head- Rates and Foreign Exchange Trading. Kevin brings to the role his highly specialized knowledge of treasury with a proven track record in revenue generation and growth, product implementation and risk management. He has over 21 years’ experience in Treasury Management, Risks, Assets and Liability Management, Forex trading, cash instruments and financial market products.
Kevin is a Chartered Banker, holds an EMBA and is part qualified with ACCA.

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Mr. Samuel Kwadjo Osei
Consulting Director, Enterprise Risk

Mr. Samuel Kwadjo Osei is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana with 37 years of banking experience, having extensive exposure in Retail Banking and Corporate Banking, specifically in Credit Risk Management and Operational Risk Management, all in Standard Chartered Bank (SCB); retired from the bank in 2016.

Mr. Samuel Osei is currently a member of IAF Management Consultancy Services team, which specializes in Business Advisory Services and Risk Management.

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Mr. Ernest Pascal Gemadzie
Director, Legal

Ernest joined UMB on 19th October 2015 having worked with GN Bank Limited and Intercontinental Bank (now Access Bank Ghana Limited). He has over 15 years of experience as a Lawyer and over 7 years in Credit, Legal and Recovery issues. He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Ghana and a Barrister-At-Law Certificate (BL) from the Ghana School of Law. He also possesses a Postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS)-The Netherlands and International Law Development Organizations,(IDLO), Italy.

Ernest joined UMB on 19th October 2015 having worked with GN Bank Limited and Intercontinental Bank (now Access Bank Ghana Limited). He has over 15 years of experience as a Lawyer and over 7 years in Credit, Legal and Recovery issues. He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) from the University of Ghana and a Barrister-At-Law Certificate (BL) from the Ghana School of Law. He also possesses a Postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Social Studies (ISS)-The Netherlands and International Law Development Organizations,(IDLO), Italy.

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Ms. Akwelley Adoley Bulley
Director, Human Resource

Akwelley joined UMB from Agricultural Development Bank Ltd where she worked as Human Capital Management Executive and Executive Head, Human Resources. She has experience from Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo) as Head of Human Resources, Holiday Inn as the Human Resources Manager and Cadbury Ghana Limited as the Human Resources Manager and the Employee Relations Manager.
She holds an MA in Employment Studies and Human Resource Management and a BA (Hons) in Psychology with Linguistics. A certified coach, she is also a member of the CIPD (UK) and a certified test administrator.

Akwelley joined UMB from Agricultural Development Bank Ltd where she worked as Human Capital Management Executive and Executive Head, Human Resources. She has experience from Millicom Ghana Limited (Tigo) as Head of Human Resources, Holiday Inn as the Human Resources Manager and Cadbury Ghana Limited as the Human Resources Manager and the Employee Relations Manager.
She holds an MA in Employment Studies and Human Resource Management and a BA (Hons) in Psychology with Linguistics. A certified coach, she is also a member of the CIPD (UK) and a certified test administrator.

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Ms. Yvonne Botchey
Director, Marketing and Communications

Yvonne Botchey, a multilingual legal and brand management professional with 10 years experience in North America, Europe and Africa, joined Universal Merchant Bank in 2014. She is the successful founder of YYB Luxury Brand Consulting, and she previously worked at Eki Orleans in London and Chloé in Paris. She holds an MBA in International Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France, a law degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Yvonne Botchey, a multilingual legal and brand management professional with 10 years experience in North America, Europe and Africa, joined Universal Merchant Bank in 2014. She is the successful founder of YYB Luxury Brand Consulting, and she previously worked at Eki Orleans in London and Chloé in Paris. She holds an MBA in International Luxury Brand Management from ESSEC Business School in Paris, France, a law degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada.

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