Mrs Darkwa is a Chartered Banker by profession, an Investment Banker and a Business Executive by experience. She brings to the Board of the LA Community Bank, over twenty five years of rich Management and Banking exposure. She has worked in various capacities as the Chief Executive Officer (Institute of Directors-Ghana), Chief Executive Officer (Teachers’ Fund), Manager at the Merchant Bank (now Universal Merchant Bank), Chief Operating Officer (Lushi Projects), and a number of Board Directorships.
Mrs Darkwa has acquired reasonable exposure with Corporate Governance practices, having served as Board member for a number of credible Financial Institutions, Investment Funds and Companies. She currently holds directorships with Databank Edifund Limited and Cash bagg Services Limited. Other past directorship experiences include Mega African Capital Limited, TF Financial Services Limited and Credit Mall Limited.
She is the immediate past CEO of the Institute of Directors- Ghana, an organisation with the mandate to promote good Corporate Governance through Director training and enhanced Board professionalism.
Mrs Darkwa is credited with successfully spearheading the turnaround of the Teachers’ Fund which served as a retirement scheme for over 150,000 teachers across the country. She was at the forefront in structuring its investment portfolio and achieving positive investment returns in the face of adverse global economic downturn. Under her leadership the Fund’s products and benefits were repackaged to teachers to solicit increased monthly subscriptions which positioned the Teachers’ Fund for greater visibility in the Ghanaian financial arena.
She holds an MBA Finance degree and a BA in Economics/Statistics from The University of Ghana, Legon.