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Dr. John Kofi Mensah retires as MD of ADB Plc

The Managing Director of Agricultural Development Bank Plc (ADB) Dr. John Kofi Mensah has retired after serving for five years in the role.

Dr. Mensah who was appointed in August 2017, has seen a significant transformation from a loss making bank in 2015/16 to a consistent profit making bank during his tenure.

He led a strategic vision of refocusing the bank to its core mandate of agricultural financing with the aim of ensuring that a significant portion of its loan portfolio was dedicated to the agricultural sector. The strategy additionally resulted in increased number of branches of the bank from 78 in 2016 to 87.

With a remarkable banking career of more than three decades, Dr. Mensah has positioned ADB stronger than it was in 2016 with a significant growth in assets, deposits and consistent profit growth.

“On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff, the Board Chairman, Daasebre Akuamoah Agyapong II expressed appreciation to Dr. Kofi Mensah for his remarkable contribution towards the growth and development of ADB,” a statement from the bank said.

According to the ADB Board Chairman, Dr. Mensah’s tenure will be remembered for the numerous positive changes that he spearheaded including the bank being the first in the country to establish the Security Operating Centre (SOC) and also the attestation and certification of the bank in a number of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificates and the refocusing of the bank to its core mandate of agricultural financing.

On his part, Dr. Mensah thanked the Board, Management and Staff for their support during his tenure which led to the stability and growth it witnessed over the period.

Shareholders have since appointed the Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Alhassan Yakubu-Tali as the new Managing Director awaiting regulatory approval.

Established in 1965, the Agricultural Development Bank PLC is the leading bank in agribusiness, financing in the country with the one of the largest branch networks of 87 locations nationwide.

The bank has won several awards including the Best Bank in Cocoa Financing at the Ghana Cocoa Awards.

Source: Ghana News

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