Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC, at a meeting of the Board of Directors held on March 15, 2022, appointed Mr. Benjamin Dzoboku as the new Managing Director of the Bank to succeed Mr. Farid Antar on his retirement. The Bank of Ghana granted approval to the appointment on 10th May 2022.
Mr. Antar retires from the Bank on July 15, 2022, after over 42 years of exceptional service to the Republic Financial Holdings Group (RFHL), Trinidad and Tobago, with his last three years spent at Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC. Mr. Dzoboku’s appointment takes effect on 15th July 2022.
Profile of Mr. Benjamin Dzoboku
Mr. Benjamin Dzoboku joined Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC (then HFC Bank (Ghana) Ltd) in January 2007 as the Head, Risk Management from SG-SSB where he started his banking career as an Internal Auditor.
Prior to this, he worked with Pannell Kerr Forster (PKF Ghana) as a Senior Auditor. He has over the years held several positions of responsibility at Republic Bank including, Head, Internal Audit; Financial Controller; Treasurer and General Manager, Retail Banking with his responsibilities for the Retail branch network and the Bank’s International Trade and Treasury operations.
He later moved to the position of General Manager, Finance and Strategy before being designated as the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer responsible for Finance & Strategy, International Trade, Treasury, Administration & Premises, Cash Management, Custody Services, Internal Control, Portfolio Management Office, Centralized Support and also the Bank’s subsidiary, Republic Trust Limited Company.
Mr. Benjamin Dzoboku has strong academic and professional qualifications underpinning his achievements.
These include being a Chartered Accountant (ICA, Ghana) and memberships of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIT, Ghana); Institute of Financial Accountants (UK) (fellow) and Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE, USA).
He holds Master’s Degrees in Business Administration (MBA) (Financial Management) (St. Clements University, UK) and in Public Administration (MPA) (GIMPA, Ghana). He has also participated in several executive management programmes including the Senior Executive Program in Leadership (Harvard Business School), Corporate Governance & Compliance and High-Performance Management Excellence.
About Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC
Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) of Trinidad & Tobago, is a leading Universal Banking Institution in Ghana and arguably the most diversified Financial Institution. As a one-stop Financial Institution, the Bank’s services include Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking; Investment Banking; Trustee Services; Mortgage Banking and Micro Finance. The Bank’s Parent Company, RFHL, is the largest and most profitable independent Bank in the English-speaking Caribbean, having served the region for over 185 years with a total asset base of USD$16.5 billion as at the end of the 2021 financial year.