Based on his professional output and corporate experience, Gabriel Odeh Apotey was appointed Acting Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited effective on 1st March, 2019 by the Board of Directors of the Bank.The appointment of Dr. Apotey whose expertise ranges from Project Valuation and Financing, Rural Banking, Staffing Psychology, Corporate Security Management, Strategic Coaching, Branding Psychology, Emerging Investment Decisions, Economic Reengineering, Financing Taxation and Advance Human Networking was undoubtedly especially with his ten (10) years stay with the Bank.
Born on March 2, 1983 in Somanya and a Christian who fellowship with The Apostolic Church of Ghana, Apotey is a Part-Time Lecturer at Institute of Project Management Professionals and holds a Bachelor in Educational Psychology (University of Cape Coast, Ghana), MBA in Accounting (Wisconsin International University College, Ghana), Doctoral Fellow (CIMS, USA), Ph.D in Finance (The University of America, California) and Ph.D in Management (Akamai University in Hawaii, USA).
He is a Certified Business Consultant, Certified Global Business Analyst, Certified Project Management Consultant, Member of Ghana Association of Restructuring & Insolvency Advisors, Chartered Financial & Investment Analyst (South Africa & Ghana), Policy Analyst ( PIED-Ghana), Chartered Manager (CIMS, USA), Professional Business Accountant (Canada), Certified Economist (Ghana) and a Certified Public Accountants (England /Wales).
Apotey has two(2) books to his credit and has authored four(4) articles published in International Journals particularly in the USA and India.
The aforementioned, he emphasizes, is not by his might but the doings of God. Gabriel has a strong attachment to the ministrations of Apostle Emmanuel Adom of The Apostolic Church Ghana, Rev Eastwood Anaba of Fountain Gate Chapel and Prophetess Mercy Aidoo of Mankessim.
He expresses utmost gratitude to some persons who have inspired and helped him to climb the ladder of success.
“I am very grateful to Madam Agnes Adjo Apotey (later mother), Simeon Tawiah, Bernard Kojo Henyo, Professor Hubert Rampersad, Andrew Akyampong, Richard Twum-Berimah Koranteng and Dr Divid Ackah ,”
Apotey hopes to bring his competence, commitment and loyalty to bear to contribute towards the vision and mission of Upper Manya Kro Rural Bank Limited. As someone who believes in teamwork, he looks forward to working with the entire staff.
The native of Yilo Krobo (Somanya) is gracefully married to Mabel Ayongo Apotey and blessed with three (3) children: Michael, Daniel and Gwendolyn.