The newly appointed Managing Director of the Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE), Abena Amoah, has been elected as an executive committee member of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), effective December 7, 2022.
Her election to the high office occurred during the ASEA 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Conference, which took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from December 7 to 9, 2022.
The first female Managing Director of the GSE was also joined on the executive committee by the heads of four stock exchanges across the continent. They are: Thapelo Tsheole, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Botswana Stock Exchange, who was named as the Association’s incumbent President following the retirement of Dr. Edoh Kossi Amenouve; and Celestine Rwabukumba, the CEO of the Rwanda Stock Exchange.
Others are Temi Popoola, CEO, Nigeria Exchange Limited; and Joyce Dlamini, the Managing Director of the Eswatini Stock Exchange.
The move will see her bring to the table over two decades of capital market experience as she takes critical decisions on behalf of ASEA, which serves as the premier association of the 26 securities exchanges in Africa, across 37 countries. Cumulatively, these exchanges have more than 1,100 listed companies and a market capitalisation in the region of US$2trillion.
ASEA was established in 1993, and works closely with its embers to unlock the potential of the African capital markets by enabling African securities exchanges to be key significant drivers of the economic and societal transformation.
The association seeks to provide a forum for mutual communication, exchange of information, cooperation and technical assistance among its members to facilitate the process of financial integration within the region for the effective mobilisation of capital to accelerate the economic development of Africa.