Mr. Stephen Abban

Mr. Stephen Ahwakyi Abban holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture from the University of Ghana, a Post Graduate Diploma in Digital Business, from Emeritus Institute of Management and an M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Scotland, UK.
He has also attended several Leadership and Management programmes including the Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School all in USA.
Stephen has over two decades of diversified banking experience working across Information Technology and Retail Banking and has built a high pedigree as an astute banker.
Mr. Abban was Divisional Head Retail Banking in Access Bank Ghana from November 2012 where he formulated and implemented transformational iniatives to  drive the Bank’s overall Retail Banking Strategy.
Stephen also worked as Divisional Head, Retail & Transaction Banking and Group Head, Technology at Guaranty Trust Bank Ghana Limited from January 2012 to October 2012 and January 20211 to December 2011 respectively.
He also worked with Bank of Africa, Ghana in 2001 as IT Manager where he successfully set up the entire IT infrastructure and managed the IT systems to support the bank’s digital transformation strategy.
In line with his passion for Financail inclusion and Digital innovation, he has been a speaker at several conferences treating a range of topics in the areas of electronic payment systems and Retail Banking trends both in Ghana and abroad.
Stephen Abban was appointed Country Managing Director/CEO of Access Bank Gambia Ltd on the 1st of October, 2021.