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John Awuah

Managing Partner

Jawuah & Co. Advisors

Biography

John has a proven executive management track record for almost two decades driving corporate growth programmes across various functional areas in the financial services sector.

He is the Founder and Managing Partner of Jawuah & Co. Advisors. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (UK) and a member of the Institute of chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) with several years post qualification senior management experience. He holds Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Coast with first class honours. MBA (with merit) from Oxford Brookes University, UK and several years of progressively responsible work experience including Corporate Strategy in stable and turnaround environments, balance sheet management, client relationship management, financial control, regulatory reporting, credit control, taxation, financial accounting, business partnering and business analytics. John was until recently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) where he led the transformation of the bank from consistently recording losses for many years into profitability in less than eighteen months into the role. As the Chief Finance Officer of GCB Bank, John was instrumental in the corporate turn-around and Institutional transformation of the Bank. Before joining GCB Bank, He was the Group Chief Finance Officer of Ecobank Capital where he had oversight responsibility for the Finance Functions of seven countries and spearheaded relationship with Regulators and Corporate Strategy in the Investment Banking arm of theEcobank Group. As the Chief Finance Officer of United Bank for Africa Ghana Ltd (UBA), John spearheaded the set-up and operations of the finance function of the bank and led the bank’s green field operations including aggressive branch rollout strategy. As Financial Controller of Barclays Bank of Ghana, John played a key role in the successful corporate turnaround of the bank; migrating it from a loss making entity in 2008 to the number one bank
(in terms of profitability) in 2011.

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