Mansa Nettey has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Standard Chartered Bank becoming the first female CEO of the bank.

Mrs Nettey’s appointment takes effect from 1 March, 2017, subject to regulatory approval.

Mansa succeeds Kweku Bedu-Addo, who has been appointed CEO, the Southern Africa Region. 

Mrs Nettey has more than 19 years of experience in banking, having held various senior roles in Corporate and Institutional Banking in Standard Chartered including managing across the West Africa sub-region.

She holds MBA from the Manchester Business School. Mansa is currently an Executive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, and a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank, Nigeria Limited.

Commenting on her new appointment, Mrs Nettey said: “It is an honour to lead Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, a bank that has been here for 120 years and a GDP enabler to the economy of Ghana. I look forward to working with the Board, Management and Staff to further strengthen the business and to deliver on the Bank’s commitments to its employees, shareholders, clients, regulators and the communities.”