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Chairman and Managing Director
Governor, Bank of Ghana, Economic and Financial Consultant, Chairman
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Chartered Institute of Bankers
Lome , Togo
Chairman of the Boards of Directors
Total Petroleum Ghana Limited
DONEWELL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED
Council of State
University of Ghana
John Saka Addo(Ghanaian), Board Chairman
John joined the DICL Board on May 2, 1991 and was subsequently ,appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is an experienced banker and was one- time the Governor of the Bank of Ghana. He is currently the Board Chairman of Prudential Bank, Social Security and National Insurance Trust and Ecowas Regional Investment Bank, Lome, Togo. He was also a member of the Council of State.(2005 to 2008).
Prudential Bank Limited
Mr. John Sackah Addo , Chairman
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 respectively. Besides his books, J.S. Addo was also involved in sporting activities such as soccer, hockey and cricket for his house, Cadbury. 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. Mr Addo 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. Mr Addo 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, 1998/99. 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 Mr Addo has never forgotten his roots. 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. His 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. Mr Addo is married to Mrs Ida Amatechoe Addo (nee Laryea) and they have four children.
The individuals were Dr Mrs Stephanie Beata-Ansah (Former Managing Director of HFC Bank), Dr Kobbina Quasah (first Ghanaian MD of Barclays bank) and Mr J S Addo (former governor of Bank of Ghana).