The Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana (CIB Ghana) concluded its 3rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) last week. The AGM, which was held at the auditorium of the institute, witnessed a significant turnout of participants – both in-person and online.
The President of the institute, Benjamin Amenumey, FCIB, highlighted CIB Ghana’s mandate to promote banking education and regulate the practice of the banking profession in Ghana.
This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana. Members present at the AGM, who included past presidents and CEOs, reflected on the journey, achievements and future of the institute. The current CEO of the institute, Robert Dzato, ACIB, announced a host of exciting programme of activities to mark the 60th anniversary celebration of the institute.
In pursuit of its mandate as enshrined in the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Ghana Act, 2019 (Act 991), the institute intends to launch two professional qualification routes to the chartered banker status. These are the Chartered Banker for Executive Leadership (CBEL) programme and the newly redesigned flagship ACIB programme.
In addition, the institute encouraged its over 4000 members to participate in the upcoming financial literacy and education campaigns to mark its 60th anniversary celebration. This campaign aims to restore public confidence in the financial sector following the implementation of the Domestic Debt Exchange Programme. It is the belief of the Governing Council of the institute that by providing the general public with the necessary financial education and literacy skills, citizens and organisations can better navigate more confidently their financial arrangements and the safety of their investments.
The institute also announced that it was working closely with a number of stakeholders, including Bank of Ghana, to roll out ethics and professionalism programme for the banking industry. In addition, the institute is collaborating with International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) to roll out an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) certification programme.
Overall, the AGM was successful, well attended, and members were excited about contribution of the institute to human development for the financial services sector and the economy of Ghana. CIB Ghana remains committed to its unwavering dedication to its mandate and the ethical development of trusted professionals to ensure the sustainability of the financial system.