Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited (RFHL), Trinidad and Tobago, has appointed Mr. Ray Klien as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bank. Mr. Klien assumed the role on the 15th July of 2022 after the Bank of Ghana’s approval.
As the Chief Operating Officer, Mr Klien will be providing oversight responsibilities on Corporate Banking, Treasury, International Trade, Custody Services and the Republic Trust Limited Company.
Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Klien, the Managing Director of Republic Bank, Mr. Benjamin Dzoboku, expressed his warm welcome on behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff whilst pledging to his support to Mr. Klien in the discharge of his duties.
Mr. Klien expressed his enthusiasm about his appointment and commitment to working with the Republic Bank Ghana team to achieve excellence.
Profile of Ray Klien
Mr. Ray Klien has over 15 years of experience in Investment Banking, Private Banking & Wealth Management and Corporate Banking. He joined Republic Bank Limited, Trinidad & Tobago, in 2016 as Head of the Investment Banking Division. He was responsible for leading strategic mergers & acquisition transactions in the Caribbean for the RFHL Group. He later went on secondment to Republic Bank Cayman Limited (George Town, Grand Cayman) as Senior Investment Manager, Securities Investment Business Unit.
His technical skills span various business areas, including Corporate Strategy, Credit Analysis, Loan Syndications, Equity & Credit Derivatives, Project Finance, Organizational Leadership etc. He has been key in leading the RFHL Group’s sustainability initiatives and commitments, including Principles of Responsible Banking and Climate Finance.
Prior to joining Republic Bank, Trinidad & Tobago, he was Vice President – Citi Global Private Bank, New York (Citigroup). He has also worked as an Associate Private Wealth Advisor for Ultra High Net Worth Clients Bank, New York; Morgan Stanley as Manager of Product Development and Strategy; and Research Analyst for Amalgamated Capital Partners, New York.
Mr. Klien holds a BA in Economics (Brooklyn College of the University of New York) and an MBA in Finance from the Columbia University.