Even though the reasons for Mr Thompson’s exit are yet to be released, this paper has learnt that he did not receive approval from the Bank of Ghana to continue to be at post.
This follows certain corporate governance regulations and requirements that the central bank issued recently.
Mr Thompson, at a point, claimed he was going to stand for election but later, changed his mind.
Mr Thompson has worked in the banking industry for the past 11 years. He started his banking career at the Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) in the year 2000 and served in various capacities such as Head of Trade Finance, International Banking Department, Corporate and Marketing Manager of the Business and Marketing Communication Department and Corporate and Customer Relations Manager of the Foreign Operations Unit. He joined the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Ghana in 2004 in the following roles; Profit Center Manager, Deputy Head of Foreign Operations, Deputy Head of Consumer Banking and later as the Head of Corporate Services.
Mr Alfred George Thompson is a self-motivated and forward-thinking individual with vast experience in consultancy, finance administration, operations, marketing and communication strategy- in the financial sector. He has leadership skills with managing, developing and motivating teams to meet strategic objectives.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana (CIMG) and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Administrators (CIA) Ghana. He studied at the University of Hull (UK) and was awarded a Diploma in Business Administration in 1996 and later obtained a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside (UK) in 1997