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Akofa is currently the Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank of Africa with over 16 years’ experience in the Banking industry. Her expertise includes Strategy design and Execution, Enterprise Risk Management, Treasury Management, Financial and Economic Analysis, and Financial Markets Trading.
After her first degree in Biochemistry in 2004, she worked for Unilever Ghana, for a year in their Production division; having been selected in their graduate recruitment program. She then left to pursue a career in Banking, as part of the pioneer team of Guaranty Trust Bank when they launched in Ghana. She worked with Guaranty Trust Bank for three years in their Treasury and Risk Management departments.
Akofa joined the then Amalgamated Bank (now Bank of Africa) in 2008 as Chief Dealer in the Treasury department and was promoted to Head of Treasury department in 2012. She has been credited with transforming the Treasury department of the Bank of Africa into a key Strategic Business Unit of the bank.
Akofa is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA), a Chartered Banker (CIB-Ghana), and a certified financial markets trader, with a certification in financial markets trading and risk management from the ACI (Association Cambiste Internationale), France. She also holds an MBA in Finance and Risk Management from the Business School Netherlands (BSN), and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree with the Mountcrest University, Ghana.
Akofa is a mentor to many young people especially young female executives who aspire to reach greater heights in a male-dominated corporate world. She is also a member of the of the Executive Women Network, Ghana, where she contributes to advocacy and support for women executives and entrepreneurs in Ghana.