President Nana Akufo-Addo has been commended by the chiefs and people of Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam Traditional Area in the Central Region for appointing Dr. Kofi Mensah as the Managing Director of the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB).
Congratulating the President at a news conference on Monday, the Osagyefo Kwame Akosua X, Omanhen of Enyan Abaasa Traditional Area and his colleagues, said Dr. Kofi Mensah’s contribution to the socio-economic development of the district has been immense.
“His contributions have cut across all the social spectrum of the district from education to health.
“His contributions have cut across all the social spectrum of the district from education to health. We have followed with admiration the meticulous rise of this illustrious son of our land in the financial and banking sector and we are highly confident that his nomination for subsequent appointment to head the Agriculture Development Bank will bring the desired impact on the operations of the bank. Our main purpose for this program is to let it be known to all, that the chiefs and people of Ajumako Enyan Essiam district are eternally grateful to the President – His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and wish to express our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to him for the honor done us by nominating for appointing an illustrious son of our land. ”
Dr. Kofi Mensah’s profile
Dr. John Kofi Mensah is the Executive Chairman of Family Fountain Assets and Securities Limited. He is an accomplished Banker with over 25 years’ experience.
He started his banking career with the now defunct Bank for Housing and Construction as an Economic and Research Officer and later as a Treasury Officer.
Dr Kofi Mensah moved to the Securities Discount House in 1995 as a Deputy Chief Money Market Dealer in 1996. He joined International Commercial Bank as the Manager for Treasury and Foreign Operations. By dint of hard work he rose to become the General Manager Operations and later on the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank.
He then joined Unibank as the General Manager Operations. Once again he rose to become the Deputy Managing Director of the Bank.
In 2011 he resigned to become the Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Plus with the mandate to propel the company to achieve Universal Banking status. He successfully assisted the company to obtain a Class I License in November 2012 from the Bank of Ghana.
He holds a First Degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana and a Masters’ Degree in Banking and Finance from FinAfrica in Milan with an excellent grade, cum laude. He has a Doctorate in DBA Finance from Swiss Management Centre University in Switzerland.
Dr. Kofi Mensah holds various certificates from courses and seminars in Europe and Asia over the past twenty years. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Financial Managers (FIPM) in the United Kingdom.
He served as Director at the Enyan Denkyira Rural Bank, Cocoa Processing Company Limited and Family Fountain Asset Management & Securities Ltd.