Executive Director: Retail and Business Banking - Kobla Nyaletey
Kobla is the Managing Principal for Retail and Business Banking and an Executive Board Director at Absa Bank Ghana. Prior to assuming this role, he was Director & Head of Global Markets, Corporate and Investment Banking at Absa Bank Ghana with oversight responsibility over Absa group’s Global Markets business in Nigeria.
As Head of Markets, Kobla was responsible for the firm’s FX, Bond Sales & Trading business, Debt Structuring & Distribution as well as Risk Management Product sales. Kobla joined Absa Ghana (erstwhile Barclays Ghana) in 2005 and has experience in Treasury, Corporate Banking, Retail Risk and Operations.
Prior to becoming Head of Global Markets, Kobla was Head of Trading & Treasury Execution Services (TES) and acted in the capacity of Country Treasurer for Barclays Bank Ghana for a year. Kobla is a member of the Executive Committee of Absa Bank Ghana and sits on other management committees.
He has led key bond distribution and structured FX swap transactions in the Ghanaian market. He is a frequently quoted authority on the Ghanaian market and is widely consulted by the Ministry of Finance, multilateral organisations, and industry analysts, among others.
He holds a BSc. degree in Banking and Finance and an Executive MBA in Finance, from University of Ghana Business School. He is also a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Kobla is a past president of ACI Ghana –The Financial Markets Association, a past executive and avid member of the Rotary Club of Accra Ring Road Central.