Mr J. S. Addo (left) receiving a citation from transport mogul, Alhaji Asuma Banda
Mr J. S. Addo (left) receiving a citation from transport mogul, Alhaji Asuma BandaMr John Saka Addo, a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mrs Stephanie Baeta-Ansah, founder Managing Director of HFC Bank, and Dr. Kobina Quansah, first Ghanaian Managing Director of Barclays Bank were honoured at the awards night.
Mr Addo, who is currently the Chairman of Prudential Bank, started his banking carrier at the Bank of Ghana as a Probationary Officer ( officer trainee) in 1958 after graduating in Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon.
He started Standard One in 1939 at Accra Royal School's Annex at James Town.
It was there he
wrote an entrance examination and gained admission to Accra Academy
Later in the same year, three of them in the same class were selected to write an entrance examination to Achimota School
and from the results of that examination he
was awarded a six-year scholarship tenable at Achimota School
According to an article published by the Junior Graphic in May 2007 by Augustina Tawiah Mr Saka Addo had four years secondary education and two years teacher training at Achimota School
and the then Achimota Training College
books, J.S. Addo
was also involved in sporting activities such as soccer, hockey and cricket for his
Mr and Mrs J. S. Addo
Mr and Mrs J. S. Addo
On retirement from NIB Mr Addo set up a consulting firm, Messrs J. S. Addo Consultants Ltd.
, and continued to offer services to the banking system in Ghana and abroad.
As a consultant, he lectured at the Training School of the African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.
He also provided consultancy services to small and medium scale enterprises until he was appointed Governor of the Bank of Ghana in 1983.
was very instrumental in the restructuring of the rural banks and preparation of the feasibility report culminating in the establishment of the ARB Apex Bank
As a management consultant and Executive Chairman of Messrs J. S. Addo Consultants Ltd, Mr. Addo consulted for many other institutions including: CIMAO Lome, UNIDO, and the World Bank.
wrote the following reports: Feasibility study for the establishment of Ecobank Ghana Limited
, Study on small and medium scale industrial enterprises (SME) development, 1992 - A Study into the establishment of a financial services company in Ghana By Standard Chartered Bank
,1994/5 - Preparation of feasibility study into the establishment of Prudential Bank Limited
Mr Addo served on a good number of public and private boards including Chairman, Ecowas Regional Investment Bank (ERIB); Chairman, Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT); Chairman, Donewell Insurance Company; Member, Starwin Products Limited.
Currently he is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Board Chairman, Prudential bank Ltd., Board Member Total Ghana Ltd., Board Member Enterprise Fund Group
has never forgotten his
non-governmental organisation, Old Accra Conservation and Development Association
(OACADA) is very much involved in the renovation of heritage sites in Accra including buildings such as the Ussher Fort Prison
and the Brazil House.
contributions to the development of the Gas was recognised when in 2005, he
was elected unopposed, to represent the people of the Greater Accra Region on the Council of State.
is married to Mrs Ida Amatechoe Addo (nee Laryea) and they have four children.