The Board of Directors of Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited is made up of seasoned individuals determined to deliver superior financial solutions to both businesses and individuals. Our success stems from the experience, leadership, and vision of our staff. Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited leverages the talents of world-renowned legal and technology experts to advise on industry-leading solutions and services for its consumer and business customers.
Mrs. Freda Yahan Duplan – Board Chair
Mrs. Freda Yahan Duplan is the past Managing Director of Nestle Pakistan Limited. Prior to her stint in Pakistan, she was the MD of Nestle Ghana and briefly the Head of Nestle Business Services in Manila, Philippines.
Freda is a trained Computer Scientist with over twenty seven years working experience with the Nestle Group having risen through the ranks to become the first African Female Market Head in the Nestle Group and the First Female and Ghanaian Managing Director of Nestle Ghana Limited.
With a rich skills set in Strategic planning & Management, Change Management, People Development & Management, Sales & Customer Management along with High Level Negotiations, she successfully led Nestle Ghana Limited, the first in the Central and West Africa Region (CWAR), to go live with SAP.
Freda has attended several leadership and executive management courses at the London School of Business as well as at other institutions in Switzerland, Sri Lanka and other countries.
Prior to joining the Nestle Group in 1992, Freda worked briefly with Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker in the USA as an IT Systems Analyst, as well as an IT Consultant with Quistron Ghana Limited in Ghana.
Akindele A. Ogunranti – Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer
Akindele Ogunranti is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited. He has a broad based wealth of experience spanning over two decades across the following areas: Corporate Banking, Commercial and Retail Banking, Public Sector Banking, Structured/Project Finance and strong relationship with Multilateral and Export Credit Agencies.
Akin holds a BSc (Hons.) in International relations, from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, an MBA in Marketing, and an MSc (Hons.) Banking and Finance from the University of Ibadan. He has also attended the prestigious Moody’s Credit Academy, UK, and various Executive Management Programs at the Wharton Business School and Harvard Business School, USA respectively. He is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (HCIB), Nigeria and a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).
Prior to joining Zenith Bank Ghana, he had at various times served as General Manager in charge of Corporate Banking Division, Infrastructure & Power Sector, Apapa & Ikeja Zones, Multilaterals & Conglomerates Sector, and the Lagos Public Sector Division at Zenith Bank Plc. He was actively involved in Nigeria’s recent Power Privatization exercise and has structured financing for various infrastructure projects in the Power, Maritime, Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Agricultural sectors of the economy.
Akin is an astute banker and a dynamic leader who leads his team to achieve exceptional performance.
Dr. Juliette Modupe Tuakli – Member
Dr. Juliette Tuakli has been a leader in women’s, children’s and public health for over three decades. In this last decade, at the helm of CHILDAccra Medical Group, she has managed the organisation’s expansion from a small paediatric clinic into a widely recognised regional medical conglomerate providing medical care, community health research and development, medical training for workers, students and researchers in Africa, England and the USA. Her work has ranged from comprehensive health of women, children and families to tackling neglected tropical diseases.
She has contributed her expertise to international agencies such as the World Bank, USAID and UNICEF and created an acclaimed CHILD HEALTH in AFRICA curriculum used in several public health programs in the USA and Africa. Dr. Tuakli has also authored seminal publications on gender, nutrition and HIV management in Africa. At Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital of Boston, her research led to the addition of a new department for Community Paediatric Health. She co-founded MOREMI Initiative in 2006 – a Pan-African female leadership program.
Dr. Tuakli leads the development of medical research and publications internationally, based on the work of the renowned Mercy Ships International. In addition, she has chaired various committees of United Way Worldwide (UWW), the world’s largest private NGO and is now Chair of the Board of Trustees of UWW. Dr. Tuakli is an alumni of the University of Zambia Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles.
Gabriel Ita Asuquo Ukpeh – Member
Gabriel Ukpeh is an internationally acclaimed consultant in business strategy, risk management, process re-engineering and financial services, who was, until recently, a Senior Partner and Risk Quality Leader for Africa at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria with over thirty five (35) years experience in Financial Audit and Reporting, as well as a member of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
A graduate of accounting, Gabriel holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom. He obtained a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Contemporary Accounting from the Leeds Metropolitan University, UK in 2009.
Gabriel worked with PwC, an International Business auditing and consulting firm for over thirty five (35) years, and as Partner for over 20 years led, directed, planned and managed the audit, accounting, and consulting assignments for numerous financial institutions, multinationals and local companies, including most major banks in Nigeria.
Anthony (Tony) Oteng-Gyasi – Member
Mr. Anthony Oteng-Gyasi is the Founder and Managing Director of Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited, a wholly Ghanaian owned cable manufacturing company. Prior to founding this company, Mr. Oteng-Gyasi worked for a period of nine (9) years with British Petroleum.
Mr. Oteng-Gyasi holds a bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Ghana. He studied law in the same University and was called to the Ghana Bar in 1989. He also holds a diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.
In the year 2000, Anthony won the Empretec Star Award for Entrepreneurial achievement. He was adjudged the Most Outstanding Personality in the Electrical Field during the 2005 Industrial and Technology (Indutech) Fair. In the same year, he was selected as the Marketing Man of the Year by the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Mr. Oteng-Gyasi has served two terms on the Council of the Ghana Stock Exchange and has been a member of the Council of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He is the past Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Ghana Legon. He served two terms as the elected President of the Association of Ghana Industries was also Chairman of the Oversight Committee of the Private Sector Development Strategy.
He currently serves on the Board of the African Centre for Economic Transformation and is the Executive Chairman of Tropical Cable and Conductor Limited
He has been conferred with the high National Honours as an Officer of the Order of the Volta by the Republic of Ghana. Mr. Oteng -Gyasi is an Honorary Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana.
Dennis Olisa – Member
Mr. Olisa is an Executive Director at Zenith Bank Plc. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria (FCA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB) and an Associate, Chartered Institute of Taxation (ACIT).
He has attended several international courses including INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France; Havard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, USA; London School of Economics (LSE) UK, and Oxford Princeton Programme, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Mr. Olisa has spent over twenty seven (27) years in the Nigerian Banking Industry. He joined the services of the bank in 1998. His experience covers Treasury, Banking Operations, Credit Risk Management, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Internal Control as well as Branch Management and Zonal Management. Prior to his appointment as Executive Director, he was a General Manager and Chief Inspector of the bank, overseeing the Internal Audit and Inspection of the Zenith Bank Group.