The Chartered Institute of Bankers (Gh) - CIB (Gh) was registered in 1978 under the Professional Bodies Decree of 1973 (NRCD 143) with 30 professional members and 11 corporate members. Having successfully carried a diligent expansion programme, the Institute can now boast of 26 corporate members, 574 professional members and over 5,000 student members.
In 1980, the Institute started to strengthen its capacity to take over the organization of the Associateship Examinations from the London Institute by conducting the Stage 1 Examinations on its own. The localization process was completed in 1993. Currently, the Institute has embarked on a Compulsory Continuous Professional Development for its members and would soon start a first degree programme with Sheffield Hallam University.
The Institute serves as a professional body for banks and financial institutions with an aim to provide stimulus for the development of competent and more qualified human resources that will enable the banks to offer efficient and competitive services to meet modern-day sophisticated demands and satisfaction. Its course content and structure is streamlined along the requirements of Alliance of African Institutes of Bankers (AAIOB) for global recognition. CIB (Gh) is also a member of World Conference of Banking Institute (WCBI).
The Institute is governed by a Council made up of members who represent the banks in Ghana and a few non-bank financial institutions. The Council works through five committees, namely:
- Executive Committee
- Publicity & Editorial Committee
- Education & Programmes Committee
- Finance Committee
- Ethics Committee
The Council consists of:
- The President
- The Vice President
- The Immediate Past President
- The Treasurer
- The Chief Executive
- Representatives of the Ghana Association of Bankers
- Representative of the Ministry of Education
A full-time Chief Executive heads the management team which carries out the day-to-day administration of the Institute. CIB (Gh) occupies a unique position in the professional qualifications and training services sector in the country.