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EL Farouk Umar

EL Farouk Umar

Chief Information Officer GCB Bank Limited


Farouk is currently the CIO of Ghana Commercial Bank. Farouk has a well-rounded background in Information Technology leadership, Business Finance, Customer Relationship Management and Information Assurance experience from the private and public sectors mostly in the United States of America. Farouk has an MBA from the College of William & Mary Virginia, a B.Sc. Criminal Justice Planning and Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a B.Sc. Business Administration from the University of Ghana.

Farouk is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Farouk has several years of experience and accomplishment in delivering multidisciplinary enterprise Information Technology solutions globally in the private and public sector with IT security responsibility across 76 countries with United States Peace Corps and the United States Telecommunication industry working for Sprint-Nextel, AT&T, Cable & Wireless.

Over the last ten years his career has been directed at improving secure technology solutions operations through the implementation of IT governance, IT investment cost re-alignment, managing business relationships and organizational business process re-design. Farouk’s professional and personal commitment in leading IT organizations is primarily centered on driving business value, building efficient productive teams and improving customer relationships.

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