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Samuel Dentu

Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Finance & Operations)

A Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, UK with close to 15 years post-qualification experience, Samuel has considerable experience across many areas of finance including Financial Control, Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis, Business strategy formulation, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Risk Management and Control.

Samuel is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Finance and Operations) for the Ghana Export Promotion Authority. He is also a board member of TTL Investment Capital, a private investment banking firm and a board member of the Financial Intelligence Center of Ghana, under the Ministry of Finance of Ghana.

Samuel, until 31 August 2017, was the Head of Finance for West Africa Retail Chain Limited, the owners of Shop N Save Supermarkets.  He West Africa Retail Chain on the 31st August 2017 to pursue personal business Interest. From 2005 to date, Samuel has been working in senior management roles across different industries, managing different teams for superior performance

Prior to joining West Africa Retail Chain Limited, Samuel worked with many multinational organizations including British America Tobacco as the Cluster Head of Finance of markets made up of Ghana, Benin, Niger and Togo which later expanded to a cluster of 7 markets ( Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Burkina Faso,  Gambia, Liberia,  and Sierra Leone), Zain Communications/Airtel Communication as the Head of Business Planning and Analysis Manager, Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited( subsidiary of Diageo Plc.) as the Financial Reporting Manager.

Samuel has a special interest in setting up and building of finance departments of new businesses and ensuring all the processes, procedures and controls are in place and working to drive business performance. He has also been involved in the profitable turnaround of many SMEs in Ghana. He is an expert in business performance measurement and reporting to both internal and external stakeholders. His strengths in finance and accounting include Financial Controls

 

 

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