Republic Bank Plc appoints Ray Klien as COO


Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), Trinidad and Tobago, has appointed Ray Klien as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the bank. Mr. Klien assumed the role on the July 15, 2022 after Bank of Ghana’s approval.

As the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Klien will be providing oversight responsibilities on Corporate Banking, Treasury, International Trade, Custody Services and the Republic Trust Limited Company.

Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Klien, the Managing Director of Republic Bank, Benjamin Dzoboku, expressed his warm welcome on behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff while pledging to support Mr. Klien in the discharge of his duties. Mr. Klien expressed his enthusiasm about his appointment and commitment to working with the Republic Bank Ghana team to achieve excellence.

Profile of Ray Klien

Ray Klien has over 15 years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Banking & Wealth Management, and Corporate Banking. He joined Republic Bank Limited, Trinidad & Tobago in 2016 as Head of the Investment Banking Division. He was responsible for leading strategic mergers & acquisition transactions in the Caribbean for the RFHL Group. He later went on secondment to Republic Bank Cayman Limited (George Town, Grand Cayman) as Senior Investment Manager, Securities Investment Business Unit.

His technical skills span various business areas, including Corporate Strategy, Credit Analysis, Loan Syndications, Equity & Credit Derivatives, Project Finance, Organisational Leadership, etc. He has been key in leading the RFHL Group’s sustainability initiatives and commitments, including Principles of Responsible Banking and Climate Finance.

Prior to joining Republic Bank, Trinidad & Tobago, he was Vice President – Citi Global Private Bank, New York (Citigroup). He has also worked as an Associate Private Wealth Advisor for Ultra High Net Worth Clients Bank, New York; Morgan Stanley as Manager of Product Development and Strategy; and Research Analyst for Amalgamated Capital Partners, New York.

Mr. Klien holds a BA in Economics (Brooklyn College of the University of New York) and an MBA in Finance from the Columbia University.

Republic Bank

Republic Bank (Ghana) PLC is a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL) of Trinidad & Tobago. Republic Bank is a leading universal banking institution in Ghana and arguably the most diversified financial institution. As a one-stop financial institution, our services include Corporate, Commercial and Retail Banking; Investment Banking; Mortgage Banking; Private Banking; International Trade Services; VISA Card Services; Securities Management, Trust Management and Micro Finance.

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