UMB appoints Dwemoh Benneh as new CEO

Universal Merchant Bank (UMB) has appointed Nana Dwemoh Benneh as the bank’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the approval of the Central Bank.

He succeeds Benjamin Amenumey who served the bank as CEO for five years of dedicated and growth-oriented service.

Nana Dwemoh throughout his career has demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to excellence and is expected to serve in the best interest of the bank in achieving its vision as a leader in providing strong financial solutions to its customers.

Nana Dwemoh Benneh, who expressed excitement at his appointment, pledged to continue to build on the successes of his predecessors to forge a new frontier for posterity.

He indicated the bank will continue to build on technology and other facilities tailored to meets the needs of its changing customers.

Nana Dwemoh Benneh joins UMB with considerable local and international expertise in banking spanning over 15 years.

Having worked briefly with Merchant Bank Limited after his graduate studies, he joined Barclays Bank on Barclays Plc’s International Business Leadership Program designed to develop Business Leaders with global and significant Pan African experience.

Whilst with Barclays he had the opportunity to work in various management roles across several countries in Africa and the UK.

Having led many dynamic teams across as Head of Retail for Barclay Uganda, he moved to Kenya as the East Africa Regional Sales Manager with oversight over Consumer sales machinery in the Banks East African businesses.

Subsequently, in 2003, Nana Dwemoh was appointed as Director of the SME Local Business Segment for Barclays Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa with responsibility for the Banks SME strategy for Africa.

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In 2005, Nana Dwemoh worked in Corporate Banking in Barclays Plc as Sales Director for International Trade and Cash Solutions Barclays PLC, London.

He returned in 2007 to Barclays Bank Ghana as the Consumer Banking Director and is credited with consolidating the gains in the Bank’s consumer banking business post the Bank’s rapid expansion of the franchise that was undertaken between 2006 and 2007.

Nana Dwemoh joined Stanbic Ghana Limited as Executive Director for Personal and Business Banking in October 2013.