Ms. Abena Amoah
Ms. Abena was appointed managing director in November 2022, prior to which she served as deputy managing director from August 2020. She has extensive capital markets experience covering stock market listings and trading, mergers and acquisitions advisory, private placement of equity and debt instruments across diverse sectors, and the conception and development of large infrastructure projects. Prior to joining the exchange, she worked with BlackIvy Group LLC; Renaissance Group, where she was CEO of NewWorld Renaissance Securities Ltd and head of investment banking and finance in West Africa (ex-Nigeria) for Renaissance Capital; and Strategic African Securities Ltd, where she was executive director. Ms. Abena currently serves on the boards of the Ghana Stock Exchange, Central Securities Depository Ghana Ltd and on the investment committees of the Minerals Income and Investment Fund, Venture Capital Trust Fund and University of Ghana. She has previously served on the boards or advisory councils of Access Bank (Ghana) PLC, Coronation Asset Management, Kosmos Energy Ghana HC, The Foschini Group Ghana Ltd, University of Ghana, Ghana Petroleum (Stabilization and Heritage) Funds, African Women’s Development Fund, among others. She is also an Assessor, Capital Markets Expert, of the High Court of Ghana. She is passionate about human development. She has mentored many young women and men in the past 20 years, several of whom have become successful CEOs and business leaders. She is also passionate about bringing world-class healthcare to children and has assisted the Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital in Accra, Ghana, to raise over US$3 million. Abena is a health and fitness fanatic and has supported more than 40 women to meet their fitness and lifestyle goals. She is also a member of the Just beCause Fitness Club, which raises funds for various causes. Ms. Abena is an alumna of the University of Ghana Business School and has also undertaken academic and leadership studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, and the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business.