The Honorary President

Dr. George Agyekum Donkor

Dr. George Agyekum Donkor is the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), a regional international financial institution belonging to the fifteen (15) ECOWAS Member States namely, Benin, Burkina Faso, Carbo Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Dr. Donkor had previously held the position of Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services, for seven (7) years and prior to that, Head of Legal Division/Compliance for four (4) years of the same institution. Before joining EBID, Dr. Donkor served in management capacities in many corporate positions including Head of Legal/Compliance for the ARB Apex Bank Limited, Ghana. His professional interest focuses on corporate law, leadership, change management and improvement.

A lawyer by profession and a development banker by training, Dr. Donkor’s illustrious career which spans close to three decades has been marked with outstanding success. He focuses on implementing change to drive progress not only in the West Africa sub-region but also stimulate a wider international impact through regional integration and engagement. With several years of internationally recognised credentials across Europe, America, Asia, and Africa, Dr. Donkor is reputed to be an experienced and successful leader with a record of accomplishments in producing, presenting, and managing the implementation of innovative business and administrative solutions. Proactive and highly self-motivated in converting opportunities into success and driving profit and growth, Dr. Donkor possesses hands-on experience in innovation, organisational design, development, and improvement.

He is well-networked and highly successful in implementing business process improvements, defining the company’s direction, achieving goals on time, and optimising business procedures. As a veteran in the field of corporate sustainability reporting, Dr. Donkor has outstanding skills in strategic management and leadership, change management, and policy formulation. A very strong leader with excellent written and oral communication skills, he possesses a unique gift for leading large diverse teams from multi-cultural environments.

Dr. Donkor holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) and a Master’s degree in Applied Business Research (MABR) from the SBS Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland. He earned a PhD (Marketing) from the Commonwealth Open University (CoU), British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom. He obtained an Executive MBA (Marketing) from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Management from the Noble International Business School (NIBS), Ghana. Dr. Donkor holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, and a postgraduate professional law certificate from the Ghana School of Law.

He is a Council Member of the University of Ghana and the Chairman of the Investment Committee of the University Council. He is also a Board member of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), ASKY Airline, Waica Re Insurance, among others. He was recently appointed an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Finance, School of Business, of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale, Ghana.

Dr. Donkor is a recipient of many awards including the 2022 Prix de la Fondation award at the prestigious Crans Montana Forum, Geneva, Switzerland, and Ghana Innovation Leadership Award organised by the Ghana Innovation/NIBS Award in 2019. He was recently named in the list of 100 personalities who are transforming Africa by financialafrik, a renowned international magazine. He is the current Honorary President of the Global Network of Export-Import Banks and Development Finance Institutions (G-NEXID).

Dr. Donkor is a Speaker and Resource Person at numerous international conferences and fora.