Profile of The Late Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah, CEO of Ghana Bankers Association

Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah dead
Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah

As reported earlier, Chief Executive of the Ghana Bankers Association, Daniel Ato Kwamna Mensah, reportedly passed away.

Prior to his passing, the Ghana Bankers Association had recently announced that Mr Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah was set to retire this year after serving his tenure.

Following his decision to retire, the Association then appointed former Chief Executive of UMB, John Awuah as the Deputy Chief Executive, to eventually take over when Mr D.K. Mensah retired.

Profile of Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah

Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah had been in the banking industry since 1985. He previously worked as an Educationist, during which period he taught at the various levels of the educational structure (primary, secondary and tertiary levels).

Daniel Ato Kwamina Mensah held a B.A (Hons) degree in Economics with Political Science from the University of Ghana, an MSc (Econs) degree in International Trade and Finance from the University of Ibadan and an MBA degree from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

He was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Bankers (FCIB).

He has also chaired several boards including:

President, West African Bankers Association – 1995 – 1997

Trustee, Financial Investment Trust – Resigned

Director, Eximguaranty Company Limited -Resigned

Chairman, Board of Directors, West African Interbank Payments Systems (WAIPS) of West African Bankers Association.

Member, Ghana Health Service Council -Resigned

Member, Ghana Urban Transport Advisory Committee -Resigned

Trustee, Venture Capital Trust Fund. -Resigned

Director, National Investment Bank Limited -Resigned

Director, Opportunity International Savings and Loans Limited

Industry Work

Mr. Mensah has done some great work in the banking and entire business community. Some of his research papers include:

Energy Demand – The Economies of Establishing Charcoal Briquette Plants in Ghana.

An Agro-Industrial Study: The Oil Palm Industry of Ghana (Published by the National Investment Bank)

A survey of the Shea nut Industry in Northern Ghana (This study was carried out for the Centre for the Development Industry of the European Union for the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana which at the time was looking for funding to improve the technology for the extraction of shea butter from the shea nut for export).

Developing the Infrastructure (Soft and Hard) For a Credible Trade Settlement System to Support intra-ECOWAS Trade (Paper presented at African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK)/ West African Monetary Institute (WAMI) Seminar).

On “Obstacles to Intra-Regional Trade in West Africa – The challenge of Non-Tariff Barrier and Poor Trade Settlement System”) May 2010.

Source: TheBBCghana.Com