MRS. NAANA YEBOABA ESIAM Joined the GIMPA Internal Audit Directorate as the director of the unit in September 2022. Since joining she has been on the ground and in charge of ensuring the directorate is up to scratch with current methods in internal auditing; using the Risk based approach to ensure most auditable areas are covered within a reasonable period.
Naana has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in Ghana. Having worked in various aspects of the financial sector, her experience spans accounting, investment banking, credit administration, payroll management, internal audit, compliance and controls, fraud investigations amongst others. She holds an MBA in finance and accounting from the University of Leicester and is a qualified accountant by profession (CA Gh). She also has ACCA’ s Pg Dip FM, as well as the Ghana Stock Exchange Securities Certifications. She started her accounting studies at the Institute of Professional Studies.
Mrs. Esiam has demonstrable excellent people management and team leadership skills. She has the ability to build good relationships and get people to work effectively together for a common purpose. Mrs. Esiam worked with NTHC from 1993 to 2005 in various capacities starting as an accounts officer. She worked at the accounts department from 1993 to the year 2000. She was moved to help set up a new department Clearing and Settlements, to manage the back office operations at NTHC. She rose through the ranks to become an investment funds manager who headed the Clearing and Settlements department and also headed the Money Market Department before resigning in 2005. Naana moved from NTHC to the UT group in 2005 to join the UT accounts department. She was the Accounting manager in charge of group loans disbursement and payment reconciliations, payroll management as well as letters of Credit.
In 2007 whilst with the UT Group, Naana was moved to set up the Internal audit department for the UT group after undergoing hands on training at the GCB internal Audit department.
She set up the Internal Audit compliance and control department at UT, and was head at the group level and the bank till April 2016. Her work covered all the UT subsidiaries, Bank, Logistics, Properties, Transport, Private Security, across the country in Ghana and abroad. She led her team to carry out various audit assignments and fraud investigations in Ghana as well as some African countries and Europe where the UT group had presence.
Having left the UT group, Naana worked as a director at Feniks Limited and an associate at PWC.
Naana is committed to her role as the auditor being a business partner, and ensures she uses building good relationships to enhance the delivery of her work.
She is a Christian and loves music. She is in the choir, the ushering department and is also the financial controller of her church.