The Private Banking unit of Universal Merchant Bank (UMB), also known as the Prominence Club, has organized its first seminar in 2016 on the topic, “Re-Thinking Performance”.
The symposium which was conducted in partnership with IBS Consulting Alliance, is part of UMB’s quarterly seminar series aimed at discussing relevant topics that will enhance the businesses and investments of members of the Prominence Club.
Mr John Awuah, the Chief Executive Officer of UMB, in his welcome address, said UMB’s distinct focus is on being a bank that thinks globally, acts locally and always puts the needs of its clients first.
He said UMB is always committed to the success of its customers and that the symposium was indicative of a relationship which transcends that of banker and client.
The presentation on “Re-thinking Performance” was delivered by Mr Percy Yankey and Mr Chris Essilfie of IBS Consulting Alliance, who encouraged participants and business leaders to see performance as a cultural orientation which ensures that employees develop a behaviourial disposition towards achieving measurable business results.
Commenting on the topic of the seminar, Elizabeth Naami Grant, the Head of Private Banking at UMB, said the working world had changed – and traditional notions of performance management were no longer sufficient for maintaining and assessing a productive workforce.
“That is why we have partnered with a respected consulting firm to equip our customers with ideas and tools that promulgate new ways and models of thinking about business success”, she said.
At the end of the event, participants expressed their appreciation to UMB for the relevant and engaging session.
UMB is a full-service financial institution specializing in customized banking products and services. UMB opened on March 15, 1972 and is a leading Ghanaian indigenous bank with considerable financial expertise.
UMB is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, innovative use of technology, and distinctive banking solutions. UMB currently has 28 branches and a vast network of ATMs.