Kofi Obeng-Berkyaw Chief Operating Officer

Kofi has 27 years working experience in Commercial Banking, Micro-finance, and over 5 years’ experience in Executive Management.

He started as a Clerk and rose through the ranks to the position of a Branch Operations Manager in the Agricultural Development Bank (the biggest Bank dedicated to Agriculture in Ghana) where he worked for 14 years. He was instrumental in the starting of two branches, the Korkordzor branch and the prestigious branch of ADB House.

Kofi joined Opportunity International Savings and Loans in 2007 as Branch Manager for the Accra branch. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of Head of Banking Operations and under his guidance and influence the reconciliation unit was set up after a creditable performance. He is a team player and together with his team has worked hard to improve the control environment of the institution to position it for growth.

Kofi was further promoted to the role of the Acting Chief Operations Officer of the institution charged with Operational policy formulation, implementation, controls and productivity, enforcing the new course of performance management and efficiency. Under his supervision the institution has seen growth particularly in the areas of Technological innovations, physical branches and outlets which now stands at 43 from 18 when he assumed the role. Key among his achievements in this role was the setting up of the centralized data unit, automation of many manual processes, introducing new policies and procedures to ensure an efficient and well controlled environment in Opportunity International. He is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the institution.

Kofi is a product of the University of Ghana with B.A. Hons degree and also holds a certificate from Boulder Institute of Micro Finance and currently has a Master’s degree in Marketing with the Methodist University College of Ghana.

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