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Dr. Ernest Asimenu is a distinguished professional. Educated to doctoral level with publications at international conferences. Work experience gained from reputable banks including Barclays and Stanbic/Standard in both United Kingdom and Ghana. Specific experience of business development, people management, financial services, wealth management and business banking.


- PhD in International Business (Foreign Direct Investment), Brunel University

- Master’s Degree in Management, Durham University, Van Mildert College  

- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, University of Bedfordshire

Areas of Expertise:

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Dr. Asimenu's expertise in FDI is underpinned by his extensive research and practical experience.

Wealth Management: With a keen insight into wealth management strategies, Dr. Asimenu is well-versed in providing tailored solutions to high-net-worth individuals and clients. His proficiency extends to investment planning, risk assessment, and optimising wealth portfolios.


Banking: Dr. Asimenu's comprehensive knowledge of banking principles, financial markets, and regulatory frameworks positions him as a thought leader in the banking sector. His insights contribute to informed decision-making and effective risk management.


Professional Experience:

Head of Business Development, International, Wealth and Investment:  In his current role, Dr. Asimenu leads the global business development efforts for wealth and investment at Standard/Stanbic Bank. He collaborates with international clients, developing customised financial solutions that align with their goals.


Key Achievements:

Published Research: Dr. Asimenu's research articles have contributed to the academic discourse on FDI, wealth management, and banking, enhancing the understanding of these complex fields.


Strategic Leadership: Under his leadership, the Wealth and Investment International business at Stanbic Bank has achieved remarkable growth and client satisfaction, solidifying its position as a global leader in financial services.


Thought Leadership: Dr. Asimenu's insights have been featured in industry publications and conferences, establishing him as a thought leader in FDI, business development, people management, financial services, wealth management and business banking.


Personal Attributes:

Dr. Asimenu is recognised for his analytical acumen, strategic thinking, and the ability to translate complex financial concepts into actionable strategies. His commitment to excellence and innovation continues to drive success in his professional endeavours. An active sports enthusiast, especially for golf (winner – monthly medals), football and rugby.

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