Kwame has 21 years’ professional experience which covers International Trade Finance, Banking Operations, Micro Finance, Marketing, and Executive Management. He joined Opportunity International Savings and Loans in 2006 from a private International Trade Finance firm.
Kwame was the first Branch Operations Officer recruited by Opportunity International in Ghana. Between 2009 to 2012 he managed several Management positions until his appointment as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2012. He was confirmed by the Board as the first local CEO of Opportunity International Savings and Loans in August 2013. His key strengths are in Strategic Sales Management, Operations Management, Marketing, Communication, and Effective Leadership. He has the skill of building successful teams and energizing them to achieve great results.
He is a graduate from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana with a BSC degree. Additionally, he has an Executive MBA from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Kwame has attended various executive programs, some of which includes The Boulder Microfinance Training Program in Turin, and a certificate program in Strategic Management in Micro Finance from Harvard Business School, Boston. He has also attended the African Board Fellowship program organized by Accion International in Cape Town, South Africa and Corporate Governance for Business Executives training program organized by Quest on the Frontier in Dubai. He has additionally attended a Strategic Management course for Micro Finance Practitioners organized by the Micro Finance Association in Washington DC as well as a program from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management on, “leading with impact”.