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Richard Kwarteng Ahenkorah

Richard has passion for strategy and governance. He has been engaged in several youth programmes and corporate platforms addressing central issues distressing potential leaders in their workplaces and issues around career growth.

The main element of his message is the growth of employee’s potential towards self-transformation and preparation for leadership development towards higher assignments. Richard believes that the workplace in particular and the world in general present a lot of opportunities but people are not ready to go through the process. His messages bring hope and a new angle to learning. He has exceptional skills and a track record in nurturing and developing people and businesses. He started building his workplace skills from a humble learner as a Sales Advisor and a Customer Service Executive at the River Island and Tradex outlet in Leeds, United Kingdom.

His working experience of over 20 years, spans across Customer Service, Business Development, Credit Administration, Retail, SME Banking, Branch and Portfolio Management, Credit and Business Advisory Services, Change Management, Communications, Talent Development, Sales Coordination, Capacity Planning and Strategic Management. Richard is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana –CIMG- and an Honorary Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, Ghana- CICMG. He participated in the 2018 Harvard Business School's Global Executive Programme on Driving Corporate Performance in Boston Massachusetts, USA. He has held many Senior Management roles as part of his career history. He was the Head of HR during the Change Management process from Amalgamated Bank Ghana to Bank of Africa, Ghana. Other senior roles include, Chief Business Officer and Managing Director at the erstwhile Beige and AllTime Finance Limited, respectively. Richard was the Director of Business Strategy & Growth at the Universal Merchant Bank- UMB- Ghana Limited and he is currently General Manager, Shared Services at Media General Ghana.

He is an Executive MBA lecturer in Strategic Leadership & Organizational Management at the Accra Business School where he doubles as a member of the Governing Council of the University. He has authored two leadership and career books: Your Journey To the Top and Are You a Good Leader? He is an Alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology- KNUST- Ghana- BA and PGDBA, CIM UK- PGDM, Leeds University- UK- MA and the Australia Institute of Business- MBA. Richard is also the Director of Lead International School, Ghana.

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