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Antoinette Kwofie

Antoinette Kwofie

ABSA Bank Ghana & Nigeria
Regional Finance Director
Category: Inclusive Leader Award

Antoinette Kwofie is an experienced Finance Professional and Banking Executive with a track record of creating value through the successful implementation of business strategy, driving change, managing risk and developing high-performing teams. An award-winning business leader with 20+ years’ experience in Finance in Africa and Europe, her expertise spans Strategic Financial Management, Business Strategy, Audit and Financial Consulting, Change Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance and Banking.

Currently the Regional Executive Director, Finance at Absa Bank Ghana Limited (ABGL) & at Absa Nigeria, her drive and leadership has contributed to the bank being the most profitable bank in Ghana for the last 3 consecutive years. Antoinette is a member of a number of boards including ABGL, Absa Representative Office Nigeria Limited, Absa Capital Markets Nigeria Ltd and Absa Securities Nigeria Ltd. She is also the immediate past Audit Committee Chair of Phoenix Insurance Limited.

She has a BSc in Agricultural Economics and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA UK). Antoinette has received extensive leadership training including Barclays ILEAD and BANKSETA Africa Expansion Programme, both Executive Development programmes run by DUKE Corporate Education.

Antoinette is the Vice President of the CFO Network of the Ghana Association of Bankers, the Investment Committee Chairperson of the ABGL Occupational Pension and Provident Funds and the Diversity & Inclusion Lead and Chairlady for the Absa Bank Ghana Women Network Forum. She has a number of Industry awards to her name, including the CFO of the year – Banking (2017), the Woman CFO of the year – 2018 and 2019, and one of the top 10 CFOs in Ghana – 2019. She was also awarded the Most Outstanding Female in Banking at the 6th Feminine Ghana Achievement Awards in September 2020. She is passionate about the development of women and of young people.

Her passion for the youth is evident in roles she plays as a mentor and occasional Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School. She speaks at a number of forward-looking fora which include The Harvard Business School Africa Business Conference 2020, where she was a panellist.