Kwame Owusu-BoatengChief Executive Officer
Kwame has 19 years’ professional experience which covers International Trade Finance, Banking Operations, Micro Finance, and Executive Management. He joined Opportunity International Savings and Loans in 2006 from a private International Trade Finance firm.
Kwame was the first Branch Operations Officer recruited in Opportunity International in Ghana. By dint of hard work and his level of excellence, he was promoted through the positions of Branch Operations Manager, Branch Manager, Regional Manager and Chief Relationship Officer from 2009 to 2012. He was appointed as acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2012 and was confirmed by the Board as the first local CEO of Opportunity International Savings and Loans in August 2013.
Opportunity International is a global organization that provides microfinance loans, savings, insurance, and training to over 14.3 million people who are working their way out of poverty in the developing world. It has presence in over 23 countries across the globe with its Head Office in Chicago.
Kwame’s role as CEO is to implement the strategies of the institution in line with the vision and mission, to achieve the triple bottom line goal of Opportunity International. He has been key in driving a well regulated, respected and sustainable brand in Ghana over the past years.
His key strengths are in Strategic Sales Management, Operations Management, and Effective Leadership. He has the skill of building successful teams and energizing them to achieve great results.
He is a graduate from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana with a BSC degree. Additionally, he has an Executive MBA from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. Kwame has attended various executive programs, some of which includes The Boulder Microfinance Training Program in Turin, and a certificate program in Strategic Management in Micro Finance from Harvard Business School, Boston. He has also attended the African Board Fellowship program organized by Accion International in Cape Town, South Africa, Corporate Governance for Business Executives training organized by Quest on the Frontier in Dubai as well as Strategic Management course for Micro Finance Practitioners organized by the Micro Finance Association in Washington DC.