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Ghana Commercial Bank Ernest Agbesi appointed new MD of GCB Bank

Agbesi will succeed Mr. Simon Dornoo, who resigned as the banks MD to pursue other interests.

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Ernest Mawuli Agbesi

Ernest Mawuli Agbesi has been appointed as the new Managing Director of GCB Bank Ltd, the largest state-controlled bank.

Agbesi will succeed Mr. Simon Dornoo, who resigned as the banks MD to pursue other interests.

He was in charge of the bank for six years.

Agbesi is the current MD of the state-owned National Investment Bank (NIB).

He is credited with turning around the fortunes of NIB which was on a downward spiral, making the bank a profitable entity now.

The experienced banker is known in banking circles as ‘the bulldozer’ who personally lobbies for business.

He is expected to bring his considerable experience, passionate advocacy and business acumen to bear on GCB Bank.

Mr. Ernest Mawuli Agbesi’s entire working life has been in the banking and finance area.

With an MBA, P.GD and a Diploma in Accounting, he started work with the then Ghana Co-operative Bank in 1985, rising through the ranks to become Deputy Manager in 2000.

The then International Commercial Bank, now First Bank of Nigeria (FBN-Ghana) was his next station after leaving the Co-operative bank in 2000.

He left ICB in 2006 as Divisional Head in charge of Sales & Business Development, Estates and General Services and Retail Banking.

He again joined another private bank, Unibank in January 2008 as Head of Sales & Business Development and later as Head of Banking Operations.

He remained in this position until March 2014 when he was appointed the MD of NIB.

Mr. Agbesi’s vast experience is expected come in handy as he heads GCB, a bank with unparalleled network of branches across the country.


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