Ken Ofori-Atta steps down as Executive Chair of Databank Group
 
Posted on: 2012-Feb-16        Joy FM
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Investment banker, Ken Ofori-Atta has stepped down as the Executive Chair of the Databank Group.

He announced his retirement from the investment bank on Tuesday. This will relive him of the day-to-day administration of the firm even though he will stay on as the ceremonial chair.

Mr. Ofori-Atta and Kelly Gadzekpo set up Databank in 1990 and is one of the leading investment banks not only in Ghana but in the sub region. Kelly Gadzekpo is expected to take over as new Chief Executive of the Group.

Mr. Ofori Atta tells JOY BUSINESS he is forced to step down for health reasons.

“In October last year I was diagnosed of conorary embolism which is clots in the lungs and that sort of took me out work for three months. So all of those things feed into the decision to now step out to see where the Lord will lead us”

He adds that his absence should not affect the business in any way.

“Steve Jobs passed, Bill Gates stepped aside, and the company seems to be doing well or even better. So that’s the kind of excitement I have in handing over to Kelly Gadzekpo to take us to the promised land. Am truly excited about it and I feel very good in me. We all should learn to make transitions”.