MANAGING DIRECTOR, BARCLAYS BANK GHANA LIMITED
Appointed as Managing Director of Barclays Bank Ghana in November 2013, Mrs. Patience Akyianu joined Barclays as Finance Director in November 2008 and became a member of the Board in March 2010.
Prior to joining Barclays, she was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Standard Chartered Bank, South Africa and was based in Johannesburg. She had previously worked in Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana in senior roles in both Finance and Corporate Banking departments. She has over 20 years in-depth experience in Finance, Accounting, Audit and Credit.
Patience has a track record of excellence in regulatory reporting, Basel II implementation, establishing strong financial controls and general ledger clean-ups. Her robust focus on execution and excellent implementation skills have resulted in satisfactory audits and a legacy of sound financial discipline throughout her entire career.
Under her watch, Barclays Bank Ghana Limited was named Best Bank in Ghana – Euromoney 2014 Excellence Awards, Best Domestic Cash Management House in Ghana – Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2014 and Best Investment Bank in Ghana – EMEAFinance Africa Banking Awards 2014. She was also featured by Euromoney in the May 2014 edition as one of Africa’s top Rising Stars.
Patience is a certified professional accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana. She is also a member of the Barclays Africa Regional Management Executive Committee and the Diversity & Inclusion Council as well as the sponsor of the Women Network Forum in Barclays Ghana.
Patience is married to Kwame Akyianu, a lawyer and they have two children, Awurama and Nana Banyin.”