Joan Essel-Appiah Joan Essel-Appiah


Joan Essel-Appiah Joan Essel-Appiah was appointed as Head of Compliance West Africa on November 1st 2015 and has responsibility for leading and strengthening the Bank’s compliance and regulatory framework across West Africa. She moved to this role after leading the Legal and Compliance team in West Africa excluding Nigeria from April 2014 till end October 2015. Prior to that Joan headed Compliance for Ghana and West Africa (excluding Nigeria) when she joined the Bank in May 2011.

Joan Essel-Appiah Joan Essel-Appiah has 25 years extensive experience in legal both in the public and private sectors. She was Director, Legal in CAL Bank just before she joined Standard Chartered Bank. Before that she was Senior and then Principal Counsel at the Volta River Authority and also worked as Head of Legal in the Ghana National Fire Service.