The former Managing Director of CAL Bank Frank Adu Jnr. has shared the lessons learnt in his thirty years working at CAL Bank Limited. He noted that the years spent at CAL Bank were “glorious years that taught [him] the complexities of human”.
In an interview with Rev.Erskine on the Y Leaderboard Series of the Myd Morning show, he outlined about six lessons he learnt from working at CAL Bank.
“I learnt about commitment and perseverance. I learnt that you cannot do it all; you’ve got to do it with teams, I learnt about character and attitude. I learnt that there no short cuts in life. I learnt that a good solid foundation is always required. I learnt that if you treat people right, they will carry and support you; the guys at CAL Bank, carried me for twenty years or so they carried me to succeed. I learnt that there is a superior being who makes all things possible and we must always be thankful”, he said.
He recounted that he started informally with CAL Bank in 1989 before the bank started to employ formal staffs. According to him, working with CAL Bank was exciting because it was “just a practical demonstration for what I [he had] learnt in school”. He noted that with patience and perseverance, he was able to get to the top as deputy Managing Director within five years.
Mr. Frank B. Adu Jnr. is a Banker and the former Managing Director of CAL Bank Limited with 30 years’ experience in the banking sector. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Board of The Roman Ridge School. Frank Adu Jnr. is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Ghana and an alumni of the Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme, SAID Business School, Oxford University.
By: Alberta Dorcas N D Armah