Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, Trinidad and Tobago, has appointed Joseph Laryea Ashong as Managing Director of Commercial and Retail Banking.
Mr. Ashong assumes the role following the retirement of Ms. Annette Wattie, who has worked for Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC for two (2) years and Republic Bank Limited, Trinidad and Tobago for 38 years.
As Managing Director of Commercial and Retail Banking, Joseph L. Ashong will be in charge of Retail Banking, Business Development, Customer Service, Marketing and Communications, and Electronic Cards and Payments Department (ECPD ).
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ashong was the internal auditor of the Bank for the past five years. He has held various positions within the Bank, including that of Head of Administration and Compliance, Branch Manager and Head of Internal Audit.
Mr. Ashong is a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors Ghana and of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
He holds a Masters in Finance from GIMPA.
Gabriel Kwamina Bonney replaces Mr. Joseph L. Ashong as internal auditor.
Gabriel joined Republic Bank in 2014 as a team leader within the audit team and later became the quality assurance manager for the same department, a role he held until his new appointment.
He is also a Certified Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountant (Ghana) and holds a Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration from KNUST.