Mrs Patience E. Akyianu

Private Sector

Mrs Patience E. Akyianu is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Hollard Group in Ghana and is a director of both the Boards of Hollard Insurance Ghana (General Insurance) and Hollard Life Assurance Ghana. Mrs Akyianu is a very experienced and well-rounded business leader with strong commercial acumen and has over 26 years’ experience in Banking and Finance having spent the recent 17 years in the banking industry before joining the Insurance Industry in October 2018. Mrs Akyianu began her banking career with the Standard Chartered Bank, where she rose from a Financial Controller in the bank’s Ghana unit to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in its South African office, which oversees the group’s African Regional operations. She also previously served as Managing Director of Barclays Bank Ghana for 5 years where she built a high performing and more diverse leadership team. Prior to that, she was the Finance Director of Barclays Bank Ghana. Under her strong leadership, the performance of the bank consistently exceeded expectations, culminating in its position as the most profitable bank in Ghana.