Samuel Aidoo

Executive Director, Wholesale & Investment Banking

GCB Bank PLC has appointed Mr Samuel Kwame Yedu Aidoo joins as Executive Director, Wholesale and Investment Banking.

Mr. Aidoo has a wealth of experience in structuring, origination, trading and execution in the UK and several African markets including but not limited to Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Botswana.

Prior to joining GCB Bank, Sam worked at Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd as the Deputy Managing Director (Wholesale Banking) with responsibility for the bank’s Corporate Banking, Financial Markets and Treasury, Capital Markets businesses as well as Fidelity Bank’s subsidiaries – Fidelity Asia Bank and Fidelity Securities Limited.

He also served on the Board of Fidelity Securities Limited. In his time at Fidelity bank, Sam was instrumental in the implementation of certain landmark transactions which include the ESLA Bond programme and the Securitization of GOG Contractor arrears, just to mention a few.

Mr Aidoo also worked for Barclays Africa as Director, Regional Head, Global Markets distribution looking after the North Africa and East African regions out of Nairobi-Kenya and subsequently looking after the West African business out of Lagos-Nigeria.

In his time with Barclays, he worked in senior roles in the financial markets business in Ghana and subsequently for three years out of London, where he managed and coordinated Barclays Capital’s structured product offering (Structured Assets, Index Products, ALM, Access Trades etc) into and out of Sub-Saharan African markets.

He started his banking career with Standard Chartered Bank.

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