Kwame Owusu-Boateng has over 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.
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.na, West Africa.