by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/ghana
The name most associated with UT bank Capt. (Rtd) Prince Kofi Amoabeng has resigned from his position as the Chief Executive Officer of the institution citing a need to have a break after 18 years of service to the entity he co-founded.
According to ‘Captain’ as he is fondly called, having brought the Financial House into being in 1997 and captained it through its various phases there is need to give space for a fresher person to lead the team on to more victories adding that as a man who believes in systems, he has the believe that the UT ship will sail on.
He said ideally he ought to have retired when he clocked 60 years but was urged to serve a few more years hence the 3 extra years he gave but was now ready to “spend more time with the family, rest at Kukurantumi, play more golf, do a few travels and sample new things.”
“UT Holdings is a Ghanaian brand and since financing small and medium scale projects is our first love I trust we shall continue even in my absence” adding “I have known Stephen Antwi Asimeng for 15 years, he is an investment banker whom I worked with very closely in the last year, he is thorough. Sure there shall be challenges but I love how he has engaged the stakeholders in charting the way forward.” Mr. Amoabeng stated.
Mr. Amoabeng is expected to return after a year’s break in some capacity without attending to day to day affairs of the entity.
Some people have expressed worry that the retried captain is leaving at a time the financial status of the bank is vulnerable.