Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael Ewusi Mensah is the Chief Executive Officer. He has worked for over 25 years with the Bank of Ghana, rising to Director and Head of ICT Department in October 2017. He has played key roles in various projects in the Bank, including leading in the establishment and certification of the Information Security Management System and the Cybersecurity Management System as well as the implementation of the Ghana Interbank Settlement System for the banking industry in Ghana. He was member of the team that produced the Cyber and Information Security Directives for the banking Industry. He was instrumental in the certification of the ISMS of the Central Securities Depository (GH) Limited. Between 2005 and 2013, Mr. Mensah led teams to the Central Bank of Liberia and Bank of Sierra Leone to implement their banking and accounting systems and provide training. He has facilitated ICT and accounting programmes at the Bank of Ghana Training School, National Banking College and West African Institute for Finance and Economic Management in Nigeria. He holds a BSc. in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, and a Masters Achievement in Business Resilience from the Business Resilience Certification Consortium International (BRCCI). He has a number of IT professional certifications including Certified Business Resilience Manager, Certified Business Resilience IT Professional, Certified Business Resilience Auditor from BRCCI, Canada, Certified Cyber Risk Manager, Learning Tree, UK and Lead Information Security Auditor ISO27001, Lloyds, UK. Mr. Mensah has extensive experience in ICT, risk management and information/cybersecurity systems.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
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
Mr. Dornu D. Narnor joined the CSD in 2013 as Head of Finance and Administration. He is a Fellow of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (FCCA, ICAG). 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 joined the CSD in 2016 as an Internal Auditor. He is a Chartered Accountant (CPA,CGA, CA and ACCA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He holds a B.Sc. Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University, UK and an MBA in Financial Services from University of East London, UK. He has over seventeen 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.
Head of Economic and Risk Analysis Department
Mr. 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.