On Friday, as part of celebrations for #InternationalWomensDay, Standard Chartered Bank hosted some female university students at the Standard Charted headquarters at High Street, Accra.
Students were given a tour of the various departments at Standard Chartered including Commercial Banking, Finance, and Customer Experience. As part of the tour, students were given opportunities to ask questions related to Standard Chartered and the banking experience as well as finding out about employment opportunities at the bank.
Students were later given a talk by Angela Okai at the main banking hall at Standard Chartered.
Angela Okai is a lawyer with a wealth of experience in branch banking having served in many roles, including Branch Manager, within the Retail Segment of the Bank. She joined the Legal and Compliance Department as a Compliance Officer in 2008, transitioning to the role of Legal Counsel for the Corporate and Institutional Clients Segment in 2010.
In her role as Company Secretary, Angela is the first female to have held this position in Standard Chartered’s history in Ghana. In April 2015, Angela was appointed Regional Head for Subsidiary Governance, West Africa (excluding Nigeria), with responsibility for providing leadership and support to Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia and Sierra Leone to ensure that the Group’s subsidiary governance standards are fully implemented.
Angela is a member of the Ghana Bar Association, the Commonwealth Lawyers Association, and an alumna of the 2010 Fortune/US State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Program.
Angela narrated her story about her come up at Standard Chartered including how she dealt with a bank robbery and how she completed her Masters while at her job.
Students got a chance to ask questions after Angela’s talk and get some more tidbits about her journey at Standard Chartered.