Kwame Adu-Darkwa is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer with oversight of the Finance and Administration Division of the Bank. He is a banker with over 15 years multi-faceted experience in the financial services sector.
He partners the Chief Executive Officer to develop and strengthen the strategic direction relating to finance and the gamut of administrative functions in line with the policies and objectives set out by Board of Directors.
Prior to joining the Bank, Kwame was Co-Head of Single Stock Delta 1 at Avalon Capital Markets LLP, London, United Kingdom providing advisory and execution services to Institutional clients. He was concurrently advising Richmond Park Partners on Sub-Saharan Africa agricultural commodity transactions.
Kwame has extensive experience in capital markets covering institutional clients in sales and risk management roles.
After a short stint at Goldman Sachs (FX Prime Brokerage) in London, he joined Natixis’ Credit Relative Value in Paris, France where he distributed fixed income products including repos, asset swaps and CDs with combined desk daily money market volumes reaching €11billion.
After the 2008 crisis, he joined JP Morgan in London where he was the lead Analyst, writing JP Morgan’s 2009 Emerging Markets Treasury Risk Assessment Report presented to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He was then approached by Barclays Capital to join their Award winning Credit Flow Team also in London, United Kingdom.
Kwame is a product of the Universite Blaise-Pascale (France), ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management (France) and the London Business School (UK).
He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, Twi with a basic knowledge of Italian.
He is passionate about raising funds to support various social initiatives and serves as a Trustee for several charitable organizations, including The Kwame Adu-Darkwa Foundation.
He is an avid lover of chess, basketball and modern photography.