He leads the company’s Corporate Strategy and day to day operations of the Bank. An experienced banking and microfinance practitioner with about two decades of progressive professional experience in Banking, Micro financing, Credit Management, Financial Management and Project Management. He has over seventeen (17) years of industry experience.
Demonstrable professional experience in Banking Operations, Investment Management, Customer Relations Management, Micro Finance Management, SME Development, Bank Management, Private Public Partnership Management, Community Development, Stakeholder Engagements, Community Mobilization, Credit Group Formation, Group Lending Methodologies, Community Savings and Loans Management, among others.
He organized training for staff on various policies and procedures, products and services, loans processing and recoveries, client relationship, marketing of financial services, group formation, banking operations, business and financial planning, writing of business plans and many more.
Prior to joining Microfin Rural Bank Limited as the General Manager, he was the Managing Director/CEO for Delta Microfinance Limited, Loans and Recoveries Manager for Forbes Investment and Financial Services Ltd, Head of Banking Operations for Asutifi Rural Bank Limited and an Operations Officer for GCB Bank Limited.
Mr. Arko currently holds a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies (Development Finance), Master of Arts in Development Studies (Development Finance) from the Institute of Development and Technology Management, Cape Coast, Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship from Entrepreneurship Training Institute, Accra, Certificate in International Business Acumen from Helia University of Business and Applied Sciences, Helsinki Finland, Higher National Diploma in Marketing from Takoradi Polytechnic and an Intermediate Certificate in Banking from the Chartered Institute of Bankers Ghana. Mr. Arko is currently researching into the Financial Sector Digitization and Financial Inclusion in Ghana at the PhD level.