Societe Generale Ghana
|Traded as||GSE: SG-SSB|
|Headquarters||Ring Road Central, Accra,
Greater Accra, Ghana
|Key people||Kofi Ampim
Chief Operating Officer
|Products||Loans, Checking, Savings, Investments, Debit Cards, Credit Cards|
|Revenue||Aftertax: US$ 15.4 million (GHS 30.3 million) (2012)|
|Total assets||US$ 554+ million (GHS 1,088+ million) (2012)|
Societe Generale Ghana Limited (SG) is a bank that is based in Ghana, previously known as Société Générale - Social Security Bank (SG-SSB). The bank is part of the Société Générale banking group. The bank is based in Accra and its stock is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. It is a component of the GSE All-Share Index. According to its website it is the 4th largest bank in Ghana and has 45 networked branches in Ghana.
SG began in 1975 as "Security Guarantee Trust Limited" and the next year changed its name to "Social Security Bank Limited", or "SSB". In 1994, SSB and the "National Savings and Credit Bank" merged under a World Bank program. The next year, the government of Ghana divested its 21% share of the bank and it was converted to a public limited liability company and subsequently listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange. In 2004, the bank rebranded as SG-SSB after Societe Generale acquired a 51% controlling interest in the institution. and in 2013 rebranded as SG to conform with the group name Société Générale.
According to its website, the bank is the 5th largest commercial bank in Ghana by assets, as of December 2011. As of December 2010[update], the bank's total assets were valued at approximately US$423.4 million (GHS:685.9 million), with shareholders' equity of approximately US$71.9 million (GHS:116.2+ million). The bank markets the "Sika" program including the SIKA Card, a credit card and the Sikatext Initiative Program. The bank is actively investing in internet banking.
Société Générale Group
The bank is one of the Société Générale subsidiaries. Out of these, seventeen (17) are in Africa, in the countries of: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, South African Republic, and Tunisia.
|SG-SSB Stock Ownership|
Greater Accra region
Upper east region