As part of efforts to build capacity, some staff of the GEXIMBANK have undergone series of training to enhance their various skills and competencies in their areas of operation within the bank.
Under the Theme: “Institution Capacity building for Export Credit in Ghana”, about thirty (30) staff were taken through topics such as financing programs, loan products, credit due diligence, risk management, architecture and risk management practices.
The four-day sessions were held from September 25-28 2018, at the Corporate Head Office in Accra.
Facilitated by a three-member Technical Team from the Export-Import Bank of India led by Mr. Suidatta Mandal, Chief General Manager, this staff training exercise was part of the third and final phase of engagement agreed under a Letter of Intent between Ghana Export-Import Bank (GEXIM) and Export-Import Bank of India which was executed on Nov 16, 2017.
Commenting on the relevance of the training session, Patrick Nsiah-Yeboah, General Manager, Risk Management said “it has deepened our knowledge and understanding of Risk Management and the necessity for an effective Risk governance structure, especially in light of the recent events within the Banking and financial landscape which has been attributed mainly due to laxity or inadequacy of Risk governance within the sector”.
Other members of the India delegation were Mr. Dharmendra Sachin, General Manager and Mr. Madheswarah Anhasekarah, Assistant General Manager.
Other training programmes
A similar training session was also held for the staff of IT department from September17-21, 2018, under the same International Co-operation Agreement where participants were exposed to topics such as Data Center Management, Email and Security Management and Server Management.
Other topics treated were Back-up and Portal Management, Change Management and Application Security and Core Banking Transformation amongst others.
“This training was beneficial to the IT unit as it will assist and guide us as we implement our various IT Infrastructure and Systems, said a participant in a post training interview.
Ghana EXIMBANK was established and came into force on March 29, 2016, with the passing of an Act of Parliament, The Ghana Export-Import Bank ACT 2016, ACT 911.
The objective of GEXIM is to support and develop, directly or indirectly trade between Ghana and other countries and to build and to build Ghana’s capacity and competitiveness in the international market place.