Hugh Kweku Fraser

Sierra Leone

HUGH KWEKU FRASER is Sierra Leonean, a graduate, a professionally qualified banker and private sector development consultant specialising in SME development and Project management. He has over 35 years senior management experience mainly in the financial sector and gained in East, West and Southern Africa.

His financial sector experience began in Sierra Leone, first with Standard Chartered bank then with Barclays bank.

He then spent 20 years working in East Africa, 11 of which were as Executive Director-Business Advisory Services at Ernst & Young Tanzania.

Among other positions and assignments while in East Africa, was as a business counsellor with the DFID/USAID-funded Kenya Management Assistance Programme (KMAP).

He has led/undertaken numerous financial sector-related consulting assignments in West, East and Southern Africa such as for:

  1. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe;
  2. The Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda;
  3. Development Partners: UNDP, The World Bank, DFID, USAID, DANIDA, AfDB, The EU and IFAD;

He regularly provides business advisory services for SME Owner-Managers in Sierra Leone.

Kweku Chairs the Bank of Sierra Leone’s Access to Finance Working Group as part of the Bank’s Financial Inclusion Strategy and is also currently a Non-Executive Director of Ecobank Sierra Leone