Dr. Francis Mensah Sasraku is a new institutional economist and an energy expert.  He is also a professional banker and with over 25 years of experience in the banking sector and holds the chartered banking qualification, the ACIB –UK, where he specialized in retail and corporate and institutional banking. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (FCCA), a Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).    In addition, he is a professional and an Associate Marketer with a post-graduate diploma in marketing (Dip M., ACIM–UK) from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).  He holds a degree in Economics, an MBA from the Oxford Institute of International Finance (Oxford Brookes University -UK). He holds a PhD with specialization in Energy Law and Policy and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Petroleum Law and Policy (Dundee University) where he passed with distinction.  He in addition, holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Degree from the School of Management and Law, University of Bradford in the UK where he specialized in Banking Risks and Regulations.

Dr. Sasraku was the Head of Marketing Division for GCB (Ghana Ltd). Prior to that, he was a management trainee in Treasury Management at Raiffeissen Gmbh in Germany.  He has a wide experience in manufacturing and served as a Quality Controller in Fluh Drehtechnik also in Germany. He later joined KPMG as a Management Consultant before joining GCB (Ghana Ltd). He is also an Adjunct Consultant for KPMG on Bank Risk Management and the Emerging Basel II/III and Corporate Governance Implementation in Ghana.

He is now the Principal Consultant and Head of Risk Management and Banking Regulation Faculty at the National Banking College, Accra and serves as the Chief Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Bankers’ Corporate Governance paper. He served and advises on board issues for many financial institutions both in Ghana and abroad.

He has applied his experience in Bank Management, Risks Administration and Enforcement, Credit, Treasury, Systems, Project Financing, Marketing, Operations, Corporate Reporting, auditing and his in –depth knowledge in some other key sectors such as manufacturing and energy into his capacity building activities. He lectures at the post-graduate level and has trained staff of banks in Ghana and in the West African sub-region.

His publications are in Energy Risks, Energy Project Financing and Energy Policy Issues. His recent publication is on how culture affects management performance and risk taking in developing countries.