The Management Team

Executive Officers

Mr. Yao A. Abalo is the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Depository. He previously worked with the Bank of Ghana in various capacities, including Director of External Financial Relation, Director of Risk Management, Head of Treasury and Advisor in the Governor's Department.


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 i.e. 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 is a member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). 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 and ICA Ghana) 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 andUnited 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 promulgated by the Board and Management are adequate and functioning effectively.