Collins Amponsah Mensah CFO and Co-Founder

 

Mr. Amponsah-Mensah is the Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Financial Services Limited; a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School and the University of Wales, holds a degree in BSc. Administration (accounting) and MBA (Strategic Management). Has ten (10) years experience in Development Finance with World Vision Ghana and 7 years in microfinance management. Collins is the CEO of Pathway Microfinance Company, a licensed deposit-taking institution in Ghana. He is currently the National Board Chairman of the Ghana Association of Microfinance Companies (GAMC) which is an umbrella body for all licensed deposit-taking microfinance institutions in Ghana.

He is also the Council Chair of the Ghana Microfinance Network, a network institution responsible for supervising all seven microfinance umbrella associations. Collins is a Certified Credit Administrator from the National Banking College of Ghana and a Certified Microfinance Expert from the Frankfurt School of Management and Finance. He also holds a certificate in Community-Owned Microfinance Institutions from the Coady Institutes, Canada and also Microfinance Management from the Boulder Institute, Turin, Italy. He is currently a Senior Faculty member of the GAMC Training Microfinance Training Centre where he teaches courses in Financial Management, Liquidity management and planning as well as adult facilitation skills among others.

He is a Consultant in small business development and management and has done several trainings in this area for companies like Newmont, Kenyasi and Persus Mines for beneficiaries of compensation packages as well as women in their communities of operation. Collins is an avid writer with specialty in microfinance related issues. Some of his articles includes titles like, ‘why microfinance institutions charge high interest rates on their lending’, ‘why microfinance institutions fail in Ghana’ among several.

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