Mr. Sarpong was appointed Managing Director of the Bank in May 2019. Prior to his appointment Mr. Sarpong was a Consultant with a private consultancy firm.
Mr. Sarpong has a vast and diverse working experience with expertise in Strategy development/ implementation, governance, transformation, business continuity, credit risk management & banking operations. He has 25 years of financial services sector experience in Ghana and Canada. He worked with GCB Bank Ltd. from 2008 to 2017 and served in various capacities including, Acting Managing Director, Deputy Managing Director, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to that he worked with various organisations in Canada. He served as Policy Advisor at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food, as well as the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade from 1990 to 1995. In 1996, he joined the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) holding senior positions in Credit Risk Management, and as Director of Lending Products.
In 2005, Mr. Sarpong joined General Electric Corporation’s Consumer Lending Business, (GE Money) in Canada. As a Senior Manager at General Electric, he served as Risk Leader for three business Units – Credit Cards, Risk Infrastructure and Fraud and Mortgages.
Mr. Sarpong holds a bachelor’s degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), MSc. from the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada, Diploma in Management, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, and an MBA from the Wilfrid Laurier University.
Mr. Sarpong has served on several Boards including GCB Bank Plc.; Ghana International Bank PLC, London, UK; Star Life Assurance Company Ltd.; Accra City Hotel and Nestlé Ghana Ltd.