Access Bank partners DEG and AHA for economic development


Mr. James Adentwi Bruce, Executive Director, Access Bank (Ghana) Plc

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc, in partnership with Deutsche Investitions -Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) and the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHA), continues to provide business solutions to German companies in Ghana and the sub-region.

The bank announced it during a networking reception at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

Speaking on behalf of Access Bank (Ghana) Plc Managing Director Olumide Olatunji, Access Bank (Ghana) Plc Executive Director James Adentwi Bruce noted that over the past 18 months, Access Bank has collaborated with AHK and the German Embassy. , to organize events, conferences, seminars and round tables, to raise awareness of its program to promote business growth and trade between the two countries and subsequently the entire European enclave.

“During the period, we have established very good relationships with German brands such as BOSCH, KNAUF, Amalitech, DHL, Siemens, Fairafric, General Electric, Medical Equipment, Liebher and Bauer and provided financial support in the financing trade, asset and project management. We continue to partner with our customers to grow their businesses, ”he said.

Mr. Bruce noted that to ensure the stability and successful coordination of the programs and activities of the relationship between Access Bank and German companies, the Bank has employed a German expatriate who will better appreciate the issues of the German context to lead the office and a team of other professionals to support him.

“The office serves as a focal point for German companies looking to do business in Ghana, as well as local companies looking to establish business relationships with German companies.”

This, he said, ensures the stability and successful coordination of the programs and activities of the relationship between their bank and German companies.

Mr Antwi revealed that, in line with the Bank’s vision to become the world’s most respected African bank and a leader in providing banking services beyond Africa, Access Bank continues to expand its base of network.

“The Bank is opening a hub in the European Union, as it continues to expand its African market, with a presence in Nigeria, Gambia, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Mozambique and in Congo DRC.

“In addition, over the past 18 months, we have expanded our African market to Botswana, South Africa and Kenya. Currently we operate in ten countries, the UK, Europe and Asia, ”he explained.

German Ambassador to Ghana Daniel Krull, welcoming participants to the event, congratulated Access Bank on opening a German Desk.

He said: “This shows that Access Bank has Germany’s needs and interests at heart. Indeed, not only for the Germans but for other countries ”.

He also commended the Government of Ghana for its efforts to ensure a conducive working atmosphere, as a gateway to Africa and its support for businesses within the framework of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

He thanked Access Bank for the bold initiatives to support German companies and assured that German companies such as DEG and AHK will offer business support programs and encourage German companies to invest in Ghana and Africa.

(DEG), a partner of the event, announced the availability of corporate finance and advisory services, available to businesses.

In a detailed presentation at the event, DEG Vice President Volker Schwab shed light on AfricaConnect, a German organization that supports established companies headquartered in the EU to plan their engagement in Ghana.

He noted that the main objective of AfricaConnect was to establish a pact with African partner countries.

Mr Schwab also noted that DEG offers networking opportunities with local partners, helping to turn their dreams into reality, especially in politically and economically difficult environments.

Access Bank (Ghana) Plc. remains committed to providing customers with more than just banking services.

Over the years, the Bank has developed a deep understanding of clients’ needs, providing excellent service and empowering them to achieve more through financial inclusion.