The Management Team

Executive Officers

Mr. Yao A. Abalo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Central Securities Depository (GH) Ltd, a position he has held since June 2017.  He previously worked with the Bank of Ghana, rising to become an Advisor to the Governor of the Bank, with oversight on treasury operations. He was also a member of the Top Executive Committee. Among other positions held in the Bank, he was Director and Head of the Treasury Department, Risk Management Department and Director of the External Financial Relations Department. 

Mr. Abalo holds an M.A. in Economic Policy Management from McGill University, Canada, a Graduate Diploma in Population Studies and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana.

Mrs. Melvina Amoafo is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Depository. She holds an Executive MBA from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and a B.A. (Hons) in Economics and Geography, University of Ghana, Legon. She joined the Ghana Stock Exchange since its inception and held various managerial positions in various Departments including Listings, Marketing and Administration. She also held the position as Company Secretary before her appointment as the pioneer Executive Director of the GSE Securities Depository Company Ltd which was set up in 2008 until it was eventually merged with the Central Securities Depository (GH) Ltd. She is a member of the Institute of Directors.


Head of Finance and Administration

Dornu D. Narnor joined the CSD in 2013 as Head of Finance and Administration. He is a fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA). He holds an MBA in Finance and has vast experience in finance. He is responsible for handling the Finance and Accounting functions, Human Resource Management and the General Administration of the Depository.


Head of Operations & Surveillance

Ms. Faustina Coleman-Forson holds an MBA in Finance from The Johns Hopkins University, and is a FINRA registered Financial Advisor Representative. She worked with BB&T Corporation as a wealth Management relationship manager and has tremendous experience in Financial Advisory, and Estate and Trust Administration. Her role is to ensure that the ultimate priorities of the Depository are being achieved through delivery of efficient services in the area of clearing, settlement, and registry services. Also she is responsible for the surveillance activities of the Depository as well as statistics and website content management.


Head of Information Technology

Mr. Ambrose K. Karikari holds an MBA degree with Finance option, BSc. Information and Communication Technology and IT Professional Certifications. He has gained immense professional experience in Business Intelligence Systems & Networks, Information Security & Business Continuity Management systems and IT Service Delivery Management over the years. He worked with Ghana Telecom Ltd, Vodafone Ghana Ltd, and Electronic Data Communication Systems. He is in charge of managing the systems and networks, business continuity management system and IT Service Delivery of the Depository.


Head of Audit

Mr. John Dametey Tanihu  is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA, ICA) and has membership of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global and Ghana. He holds B.Sc. Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK and an MBA in Financial Services from University of East London, UK. He has over fifteen years working experience in Ghana and United Kingdom. He is responsible for providing among others an independent and objective assurance on whether the Depository’s risk management, control and governance processes, as designed and approved by the Board and Management are adequate and functioning effectively.


Acting Head, Economic and Risk Analysis Department 

Moses K. Abakah joined the CSD in April 2011 and worked with the Operations Department before taking on his current role in September, 2017. Moses holds B.A (Hons) in Economics, University of Cape Coast and MPhil. Economics, University of Ghana.