Dr John Kofi Mensah
Dr John Kofi Mensah is the Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) Limited. He is an astute Banker and Economist with three decades of experience in different sectors of banking ranging from start-ups and delinquent bank operations, Credit and Foreign/Treasury management of Universal Banks.
Since assuming the role of Managing Director of ADB, the Bank has witnessed a steady growth in its balance sheet from a loss making to a consistent profit making Bank with the inclusion of more branches.
He began his career at the erstwhile Bank for Housing and Construction in 1989 as an Economics and Research Officer and later Treasury Officer until 1995 when he joined Securities Discount Company (SDC) as a Deputy Chief Money Market Dealer.
In 1996, he joined International Commercial Bank (Now FBN Bank) as a pioneer and Manager of Treasury/Foreign Operations and was elevated to the position of General Manager/Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bank.
Dr. Kofi Mensah held several top management positions in other Banks including the defunct Unibank Ghana Limited and Capital Bank. He has served on several Boards including, the Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Cocoa Processing Company (CPC).
He is currently serving on the Enyan Denkyira Rural Bank, the Ghana International Bank (GHIB, UK) and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) Boards. He holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance) from the SMC University of Zurich, Switzerland. He holds an MSc (Banking and Finance), Cum Laude from Finafrica in Milan, Italy and a BA (Economics & Statistics) from the University of Ghana-Legon.
He did his Advanced Level Certificate at the St. Peters Secondary School, Nkwatia Kwahu, Eastern Region and his Ordinary Level Certificate at the Breman Asikuma Secondary School in the Central Region, Ghana. Dr. Kofi Mensah has also attended various capacity building programs, seminars and courses in Europe and Asia. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers (FIPFM), UK.
He is a devout Christian and a married man. He has received several individual and corporate honors, awards and recognition from institutions including the Chief Executives Network Ghana (Hall of Fame-Banking Sector, Contribution to the Growth of the Economy Awards), the Business Executive Magazine (Industry Leadership Award, Ghana Developments Award, Ghana’s Most Respected CEO (Banking Sector), Ghana Cocoa Awards (Excellence in Leadership Cocoa Financing) and many others.