Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh a seasoned Ghanaian business professional and the Regional General Manager for IBM Africa has just been appointed as a Board Member of the Bank of Ghana (BoG). The Governing Board of the BoG is responsible for formulating policies for the achievement of the Bank’s objectives. Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh was among nine others sworn in last Friday
The swearing-in also included Dr. Maxwell Opoku-Afari, First Deputy Governor of the central bank; Elsie Addo Awadzi, Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana and Charles Kofi Adu Boahen, Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance.
Others were Dr. Kwame Owusu-Nyantekyi, Dr. Samuel Nii-Noi Ashong, Jude Kofi Bucknor, Joseph Blignam Alhassan, Andrew Adinorte Boye-Doe, and Dr. Regina Adutwum.
Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh’s wealth of experience spanning finance and tech makes her a great addition to the board to which she is set to positively impact and contribute.
With over 20 years experience of extensive work in the finance and tech industry both locally and internationally, ( Africa and Europe), where she worked in various leadership positions. Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh has garnered experience as the Chief of Staff to the Senior Vice President in charge of Global Markets and Sales in IBM’s corporate headquarters in New York.
Prior to joining the global tech giant IBM, she worked for UBS Investment Bank and ABN AMRO in the UK. She was also Head of Consumer Banking for GT Bank Ghana and Head of Prestige Banking for UBA Bank Ghana.
Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is also the first female to become country director of IBM in Africa and the first African and female to be appointed Regional General Manager North, East and West Africa where she is responsible for IBM’s operations in over 40 African countries including Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Ghana, and Tunisia.
For her educational background, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and also graduated from the London Metropolitan University with a BA in Marketing and French. She had her secondary education at Wesley Girls High School in Ghana.
For her immense work and contribution, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh has been named one of Africa’s most influential women by Avance Media and holds awards from the US African Women Forum’s Global Impact Leadership Awards and the prestigious African Achievers Award for Excellence in Business.
Among other things, Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh is a strong advocate of ‘women supporting women’ among her peers and is an avid mentor for women in the corporate sector. In addition to her illustrious career, she makes time to support the less privileged in rural areas.
With Ms. Kyerematen-Jimoh’s impressive track record, she is no doubt a great addition to the board of the Central Bank of the Republic of Ghana.