Mrs. Felicity Acquah
Non-Executive Director, effective April 13, 2015
Felicity Acquah holds an Executive Master?s degree in Business
Administra-tion; MBA (Finance), a BA in Economics and Law and a
Postgraduate diploma in Project Appraisal and Management. She is
also a -certified trainer in Entre-preneurship and a Certified Business
Development Advisor. She is a Project Analyst and Development
Banker by profession.
With over 30 years of banking and business development experience,
she has served in senior positions in the Agricultural Development
Bank, National Investment Bank, Merchant Bank and Women's
World Banking. She served as Managing Director of Eximguaranty
Company (GH) Limited, a Finance House for ten years.
She was also a pioneer in establishing an Entrepreneurship and Business
Development Institution (Empretec Ghana Foundation) initially
sponsored by UNCTC; UNDP; DFID, World Bank. She served with
Empretec Ghana for eight years and assisted in installing Empretec
programmes in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Sierra Leone.
She pioneered and led the implementation of the Relationship Management
Workshop for Bankers between 1995 and 1997 for the benefit
of the Agricul-tural Development Bank, Merchant Bank Ghana Limited
and Barclays Bank.
She won meritorious awards on the celebration of Empretec Ghana
Founda-tion's 10th Anniversary. Ghana association of Women Entrepreneurs
accorded her two awards for her contribution to business
development in the country, having led the conduct of over 30 Entrepreneurship
Workshops and over 40 Management Seminars for
SMEs in Ashanti; Greater Accra; West-ern and Northern Regions. She
won an African Leadership Award in 2005.
She was adjudged the Marketing Woman of the year 2006 by the Chartered
Institute of Marketing Ghana and is a fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Bank-ers.She was accorded the Ghana Women?s Excellence
Award through the Minis-try of Women and Children's Affairs in
April 2012. An International NGO, GWIN awarded her a medal and
certificate at the innovative Women in Busi-ness; Workplace and Leadership
Awards ceremony in April 2012.
She had previously served on the Boards of: Food Research
Insti-tute; Gold Coast Securities; Metropolitan and Allied Bank;
National Board for Small Scale Industries; Women's World Banking;
Empretec Ghana Foundation; Ghana Education Trust Fund
(GETFund); Ghana Social Marketing Foundation (GSMF) the
Chartered Institute of Bank-ers, the Association of African
Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) the Guarantee Committee
of the Guarantee Fund for West Africa (GARI) and Eximguaranty
Company (GH) Limited. She is currently serv-ing on the
Boards of the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT),
Bayport Financial Services; Camelot Ghana Ltd; IFS (Institute of
Fiscal Studies) and is the Vice Chairman of the Business Council of
Africa (Ghana). She is a patron of FIDA (Ghana) and a patron of
Empretec Women's Forum (Accra Chapter). She has two children.