The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has assured the Managing Director-National Investment Bank (NIB), Mr. Samuel Sarpong, of his utmost support and blessing, and has urged him to work assiduously to turnaround the bank’s fortunes.
This, he believes, will speedily return the bank to profitability; thereby, giving it the clout to significantly support the country’s industrialisation agenda.
The Asantehene gave this assurance when management of the bank called on him at the Manhyia Palace to introduce Mr. Sarpong as the new Managing Director.
Other members of the management team were Mr. Alfred George Thompson, Deputy Managing Director; Mr. Charles Wordey, Head of Corpoate Affairs; Mrs Doreen Quartey, Head of Sales and Business Development; and Mr. Felix Twum Darko, Acting Head of Retail Banking.
Commenting on the appointment, Otumfuo said: “I have followed your progress at GCB and all the initiatives you took to make GCB what it is today. I am happy that you are at the helm of affairs at NIB, another State Bank. I commend you for this achievement and I am confident that you will be given the needed support to succeed”. Otumfuo Osei Tutu II urged Mr. Sarpong to be resolute in his decisions and consider every customer as important for the bank’s growth and success. Otumfuo advised him to adopt best banking practices to ensure that customers’ deposits are protected.
Mr. Sarpong, on his part, thanked the Asantehene for granting him an audience and reposing confidence in him. He also congratulated Otumfuo on his 20th anniversary coronation, and praised his exemplary leadership over the past two decades.