21 June, 2021


1 PM Ghana Time



The demands on public sector leaders have changed substantially in recent years, but what about the next ten years?

We will hear from our panellists, who are leaders working across Africa and Europe, to better understand the capabilities that today’s public sector leaders and future leaders should be developing. The discussion will include the role of technology and creating workplaces that have a sense of purpose and inclusion.

Our panelists will be pleased to answer your questions during the Q&A session.

This panel debate has been co-organised in partnership between:

  • Accra Business School
  • Westminster Business School
  • Westminster Development Policy Network


Kweku Bedu-Addo
Chief Executive Officer for Standard Chartered Bank (South Africa) with a previous career in public policy


J. Kweku Bedu-Addo has been Standard Chartered’s CEO for Southern Africa, comprising South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe since 2017. Kweku’s career has spanned Public Policy, International Development, and Banking & Finance. He worked in the Ministry of Finance in the 1990s during Ghana’s Structural Adjustment reforms. He joined Standard Chartered Bank Ghana in 2000 and rose to become the first Ghanaian Chief Executive in the Bank’s 124-year history in Ghana in 2010. Prior to this, he held several senior Corporate & Institutional Banking roles in Ghana, West Africa, Zambia and Singapore. He has an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics, from the University of Ghana, Legon (1990) and a Masters in International Affairs (Economic Policy Management) from Columbia University, New York (1997).


Professor Elvis Cornerstone

Vice President @Accra Business School (Ghana)


Professor Elvis Cornerstone is a Financial Economist with over 20 years’ experience in his specialised field. He is Vice-President of Accra Business School and doubles up as Chair of Economics of the Institute of Economics and Finance, Ghana. Before his current role with the Accra Business School, he was a full-time Professor at Swiss UMEF University, Geneva, Switzerland. During his term of office, he was also the Regional Director for Africa and later, acted as the Director of Academic Affairs for the University’s campus in Kabul, Afghanistan. He had previously lectured on a full-time basis at Bangor University in the United Kingdom; the same university he obtained both his Masters and PhD qualifications. Prior to academia, Professor Cornerstone was a professional in development financing on the local and international fronts. He consults for international organisations, diplomatic missions, governments, and private sector institutions.

Kweku Bedu-Addo

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College @Westminster Business School, University of Westminster (UK)


As Head of Westminster Business School (WBS), I lead on the development of the WBS strategy for teaching, research and academic enterprise. I work with an exceptional team of talented faculty and professional services staff who deliver our strategy for the benefit of students, alumni and external client organisations. My aims for WBS focus on achieving impact: impact on students to enhance their employability and impact on business and society through our applied research, consultancy and executive development. I also aim to deepen and broaden our engagement with business, the professions, our international university partners and our alumni to maximise our impact on the national and world stage.

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The session is free and open to all.

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