Reindorf Gyamena has over eight years of experience in the financial services industry. He is currently the head of compliance at CAL Bank Ltd where he oversees the bank’s entire compliance function. Prior to this position, he was the head of market risk unit at Intercontinental Bank Ghana Ltd. Before joining the banking sector, he worked as an audit assistant at Aryitey & Associates, a private Chartered Accounting firm in Accra, Ghana.
He holds bachelor degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Ghana — Legon. He is a chartered banker and associate member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (Ghana). He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
He has attended several international and local courses on risk management, treasury function, auditing, fraud, anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism, financial crimes prevention, and Basel II framework.
Gyamena has served as a resource person and speaker at both local and international conferences, training and workshops on AML/CTF and financial crimes, including ACAMS Africa Conferences.
He conducts AML/CTF training for staff of CAL Bank and administers the bank’s AML/CTF e-learning program where he prepares all study materials and test questions. He also offers consultancy on the establishment of compliance and the risk management function, drafting AML/CTF program, drafting and revision of customer due diligence/know your customer (CDD/KYC) policies for financial institutions.
Gyamena has been instrumental in the formation of compliance officers’ forum of banks in Ghana and provided valuable contribution to Ghana’s Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) in the introduction of Currency Transaction Report (CTR) regime in Ghana. Currently, he is leading a team of dedicated ACAMS members in Ghana to form an ACAMS local chapter in Ghana.
With his strong commitment to the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in Ghana, he was selected by Ghana’s FIC as part of a three member delegation to represent Ghana at GIABA’s AML/CTF seminar/workshop in Dakar Senegal in 2011, where he made valuable inputs into the communiqué that was issued after the conference.