Mr. Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko has been appointed Acting Chief Executive Officer of the National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), effective June 22, 2015.

Mr. Kofi Anokye Owusu-Darko is a Chartered Banker, a Chartered Professional Administrator, a licenced Management Consultant, and a Registered Organisation Development (OD) Practitioner with the International Society for Organisation Development (US).

Mr. Owusu-Darko is also a Certified International Professional Manager (IPMA-UK); he has a post-graduate Diploma in Financial Management (ACCA-UK), an Executive MBA in Information Technology Management from Paris Graduate School of Management, France, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Information Technology &Telecommunication from the Glasgow School of Law (University of Strathclyde).

As a qualified OD practitioner and a trained facilitator, he has conducted organisation assessments leading to diagnosis of culture, team effectiveness and organisational effectiveness as well as dynamic team-building and strategic planning interventions.

Mr. Owusu-Darko has also facilitated workshops in advanced negotiations and conflict management. He is an examiner in Organisation Development & Change with the Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants (CIAMC).

As a Chartered Banker, Mr. Owusu-Darko started his banking career in 1986 with Barclays Bank Ghana Limited and  also worked with Metropolitan & Allied Bank (now UT Bank), Merchant Bank (now UMB Bank) and The Royal Bank.  In his banking career spanning over 25 years he held various leadership and management positions: namely Branch Manager, Head of Audit & Internal Control, Head of Branch Operations, Manager of Banking Operations, Head of Consumer Banking Operations and Head of Risk Management & Compliance. He was a pioneer and very instrumental in setting up The Royal Bank.

As Senior Vice President, Banking Operations and Consumer Banking, he established the control systems, policies and structures in setting up 11 branches in the first year of the bank’s operations. He also has Board experience in the Financial Sector.

Mr. Owusu-Darko loves research and writing, and has published articles in both the Ghanaian Times and Business & Financial Times newspapers about legal issues in the deployment of information technology in Ghana.

Mr. Owusu-Darko joins NPRA with rich, transferable professional skills and invaluable expertise.

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