Business News of 2013-12-17

Aziz Bamba, Worlanyo join GCB board

Dr Abdul Baasit Aziz Bamba, a legal practitioner and lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) Limited.

He was appointed alongside Mr Kofi Worlanyo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Association of Software and IT Services Companies (GASSCOM), a release from the Ghana Stock Exchange showed.

Dr Bamba currently holds an LLM and doctoral degrees with a focus on Law and Economic Development from Harvard Law School in the USA. He is currently the head of the Chambers of Ayine and Felli, a private legal firm based in Accra.

The statement said Dr Bamba had a wide-ranging expertise and experience in Agricultural Law, Property and Contract Law, Commercial and Banking Law, Company Law, Arbitration, Insolvency, Criminal Law, among others.

It added that he had consulted for the likes of the UK Department for International Development, World Bank, Committee of African Studies of Harvard University, government of Ghana, Economic Community of West African States on the Harmonisation of Business Laws in West African countries, Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Department under its continuing legal education for state attorneys in the area of business law education, among others. Aziz Bamba has received excellent training to offer customised and pragmatic solutions to legal concerns.

On Mr Worlanyo, the release said "he has been working in the Information Communications Technology industry since 1985.

"His Management and Technology Consultancy (CRO Consulting), of which he is the Principal Consultant, collaborated with the Ministry of Communications for the development of Ghana’s premier Technology Park situated in Tema," the statement added.

He holds a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Data Communications Networks and Distributed Systems from the University of London’s University College