Deputy Managing Director in charge of Credit and Control departments
Fatoumata GAKOU is the Deputy Managing Director in charge of Credit and Control departments of BANK OF AFRICA - GHANA. Fatoumata’s experience spans from Investment Banking, Financial Controls, Project Management to Risk Management. She was a manager at BHM in New York (USA), responsible for the design and rollout of the business strategy and commercial activities of the bank. She managed Financial Control from July 2011 to March 2013 at Groupe BANK OF AFRICA. She was responsible for analysing and monitoring the BOA Group's Treasury in all its affiliates. She was promoted to Deputy Project Manager BOA-TOGO, where she directly engaged with the Central Bank of Togo and other Supervisory and Regulatory bodies to finalize the administrative and organizational aspects of the opening of the bank in Togo. Fatoumata rose to the position of Country Risk and Finance Manager in November 2013. She closely partnered with senior management in defining the vision and strategic direction of the bank. Up until her appointment to Ghana, she was the Deputy Managing Director for BANK OF AFRICA - TOGO, a position she held since July 2016. She has over a decade experience in banking which is exclusively relevant to leading BANK OF AFRICA - GHANA in the next phase of its growth strategy. She holds a degree in Economics from Université de Marne-la-Vallée, in France as well as an MBA in Management and Finance from New Jersey Institute of Technology. She possesses rich experience in People Management and Process Design.