The Sister-in-Law of Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, Eno Ofori-Atta has been named the Deputy Managing Director of a top state bank.
Mrs. Ofori-Atta Atta who is married to a direct brother of the current Finance Minister, Earl Ofori –Atta, was ported from her role at State Insurance Company (SIC), another state company where she was in charge of Financial Services since 2018.
A vacancy was created at ADB after then Deputy Managing Director Alhassan Yakubu-Tali was elevated to Managing Director following the retirement of the then ADB Boss, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, who retired on November 30, 2022, after five years.
Whereas Eno Ofori-Atta is related to the Finance Minister, analysts say she has a rich Resumé that makes her qualified for the job irrespective.
Critics say it appears only a group of family members are always deemed “qualified” for state jobs.
The ADB website claims Eno Ofori-Atta has over 20 years experience in banking and financial services.
According to the website, Eno Ofori-Atta is “an accomplished professional with over 20 years of experience in banking and financial services, providing strategic leadership, creating high performance teams across business units and functions at various levels. She has vast experience in driving business growth, credit administration, risk management, human capital management, the development of business systems, strategic planning and strengthening of internal control systems and processes”.
Prior to joining ADB, Eno served as the Group Managing Director for SIC-Financial Services for 5 years where she led the re-definition of the business strategy, transformational programs and operational improvements. Her career has included serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Payflex Microfinance Company and Chief Risk Officer for Women’s World Banking, Ghana. Her diverse experience has seen her serve in various frontline roles including Branch Operations Manager, Head of Administration and Human Resources, Head of Risk and Head of Credit Operations.She is a product of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where she holds a Masters in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences (Law & Sociology)” it added.