Management Team

Ernest Owusu Aboagye - Head, Legal

Ernest joined ARB Apex Bank as Head of Legal and Company Secretary on 2nd October 2023 after a stint with the National Investment Bank as General Counsel in January 2022.
Before this, he worked with Zenith Bank (Ghana) Limited as Head of Legal and also worked with Access Bank Ghana Plc as Team Lead (Deputy Head), Legal and Company Secretariat. Prior to his banking career, Ernest established and managed the Legal Unit in the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital as the Hospital’s first Internal Solicitor, working closely with the Management of the Hospital between 2009 and late 2015.

Ernest started his professional career as a Pharmacist, initially as a Theatre Pharmacist, and rose through the years as Shift Manager for the National Cardiothoracic Pharmacy in Korle-Bu between 2002 and 2009. He has had short stints with some Community Pharmacies in Accra as Manager/Superintendent Pharmacist.

He is a dynamic, commercial-oriented legal professional with excellent communication, human relations, strategic, leadership, and advocacy skills. Ernest has been involved in many advocacy causes in Pharmacy and Health delivery in Ghana before his legal/banking career.

A Pharmacist (graduated from the KNUST Faculty of Pharmacy in 2001), and later Barrister at Law (Called to the Ghana Bar in 2007 after completing his Post Graduate LLB from the University of Ghana [2004] and the Law School [2007] at Makola), Ernest holds additional post-graduate degrees in Organization Development (University of Cape Coast) (2013), and an MSc in Strategic Leadership and Corporate Governance from the KNUST in 2021. Besides these, he holds post-graduate certificates in advertising, marketing, and public relations (GIJ), Management of Drug Supplies (Robert Gordon University, Scotland), and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Ernest has cross-functional knowledge and mixed experience for nearly 25 years in Pharmacy, Health and Hospital Management, Corporate and Commercial Law, Litigation, Banking, Finance and Organisation Development, Change and Strategic Management, and Leadership. Though a Corporate Legal practitioner, he has a passion for litigation and has represented clients across all levels of the Superior Courts in Ghana in a wide range of commercial, land, and labour cases.

He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) where he has served on both the National Executive and the Governing Board and several other Committees of the Society: the Annual General Meeting Planning, Strategic Planning, Finance, and others. Ernest is also a member of the Ghana Bar Association, currently serving as an executive of the In-House Bar Group of the Bar.

Ernest is an Elder of the Church of Pentecost and serves as a member of Legal Advisors for the National Church Headquarters in Ghana. He is married to Grace with 3 children.

Alex Kwasi Awuah Managing Director
Mr. Curtis William Brantuo Deputy Managing Director
Dr. Joseph Osei Asantey Head, Risk & Compliance
Samuel Gyimah Amoako Head, Finance
Benjamin Chemel Head, Audit & Inspection
Mr. Mark Odoi Adjei Head, Banking Operations
Mr. George Edward Neizer Head, ICT
Francisca Dedei Afufu Head, Human Capital
Mr. Ernest Owusu Aboagye Head, Legal