UMB Wins 3 Awards at the 2019 Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA)

Acting Head of I.T., Mr. Sylvester Apedoe receiving the award

Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) won three awards at the 9th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA) held in Accra, on Friday, June 28, 2019. The annual event, now in its ninth year, was on the theme “Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in the ICT Sector” with the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia delivering the keynote address.

The Bank was adjudged the Best Bank Award for Cyber Security Risk Management at the event. This is the third consecutive year that UMB has received this coveted award and its indicative of the Bank’s significant investment in ICT in order to secure our cyber environment and our customers.

The other two awards went to our Acting CEO, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey and Acting Head, I.T., Mr. Sylvester Apedoe who received Emerging ICT-Driven CEO of the Year and CIO of the Year awards, respectively.

UMB and UMB Foundation Hosts Maiden “UMB Open Day” Tour

Mr. Benjamin Amenumey, Acting CEO of UMB (middle) and some Bank officials in a group photo with the students

As part of efforts to create a meaningful impact in the educational sector with its corporate social responsibility initiatives, Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) through the UMB Foundation, has hosted a section of students from the 5 Garrison Education Centre, Burma Camp at its Head Office for the maiden UMB Open Day Tour.

The two hour interactive UMB Open Day Tour was not only aimed at inspiring the students in their career decisions in the future but ultimately to offer them a first-hand experience of the day-to-day operations of the Bank and the functions of the various departments.

In his welcome address, the Acting Chief Executive of UMB, Mr. Benjamin Amenumey encouraged the students to study hard to become responsible citizens and to aspire to greater career goals. Mr. Amenumey further expressed his excitement with the exercise and reiterated UMB’s continuous commitment to support the educational sector with similar interactions.

On behalf of the students, the school officials who accompanied the students expressed their gratitude to the management of UMB for this opportunity and commended the Bank for the wonderful gesture.


UMB Commemorates World Supply Chain Day in Sunyani

Acting Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Felix Awuku delivering his speech at the event

Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) partnered with the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management (CISCM) to mark this year’s World Supply Chain Day in Sunyani on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

The week-long commemoration was on the theme “Effective Integrated Supply Chain Management For The Attainment Of The Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda”. UMB was represented by our Acting COO, Mr. Felix Awuku; Director for Strategy & Growth, Mr. Kwame Adjei-Adjivonh and our Head of Procurement, Mr. Enoch Dugbartey to discuss the relevance of effective integrated supply chain management culture in the banking and financial sector.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff from our Sunyani branch were on hand to support and network with participants.