The Managing Director of fast-rising financial institution Best Point Savings and Loans, Philip Odei Asare has reportedly passed on from Covid-19 complications, MyNewsGh has learnt.
While further details of his death have been kept under wraps, his family and friends have been thrown into a state mourning.
With the death of this prominent banker who was receiving treatment at one of the designated hospitals for the treatment of Covid-19, it has suddenly hit home to many Ghanaians that Covid-19 is real and not a joke.
The late Phillip Odei Asare reportedly had no underlying conditions and was healthy when the virus struck him dead. MyNewsGh learnt he was very strict in the enforcement of Covid-19 protocols among his staff in the office and at home with his family. He was hardly seen without a mask.
Philip Odei Asare was a professional accountant (ICA-GH, 2001) with over twenty years’ experience in Commercial Banking, Investment Banking Regulations, and Financial Services industry.
He held an MBA (2003) and BA (1994) degrees from the University of Ghana. Employed by FINCA Microfinance Holdings, Washington D.C, Philip was seconded to FINCA Zambia (a financial Services company) as CEO and later as the Acting CEO. Prior to FINCA Zambia, Philip was the Senior Vice President for Finance at The Royal Bank Limited, where he led the Bank’s financial management and Strategy function.