Mr. John Ackom prior to his appointment was the General Manager, Wholesale Banking and Investor Relations at UT Bank Ltd.
Mr. Ackom has over 20 years experience in Banking, Accounting and Finance at leadership level. For over 10 years, he worked with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom where he held various roles in Financial Management, Budgeting and Planning rising to the positions of Finance Manager and Financial Manager Planning. He was a key member of the corporate rollout during the enterprise change of systems to SAP at the BBC where he held a Business Consultant role advising the institution.
At UT Bank, he played various roles from Financial Controller rising to General Manager Wholesale Banking with special responsibility for Investor Relations.
He is a graduate from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and has attended a number of executive courses at Wharton and Ashridge Business Schools in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively.
John brings strong expertise and contacts in the world of fund origination and execution as well as an overall strategic focus on the next phase of the future of The Royal Bank.