Our General Manager and Board - Dr. William Derban

Will picture 1 Dr. William Derban

Dr. William Derban has 15 years’ experience in providing sustainable, market-based financial services to the unbanked and under-banked in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. He has expertise in financial inclusion, microfinance, digital financial services, sustainability and corporate responsibility.  

He is currently the Director for Inclusive Banking and CSR at Fidelity Bank Ghana Ltd, where he set up the first agency banking programme in the country. Prior to working at Fidelity Bank, Dr. Derban was the Head of Community Relations with Barclays Africa and Emerging Markets where he managed the community investment strategy across 14 countries in Africa, Middle East and Asia. He has also held various senior positions in the Global Community Investment and Financial Inclusion departments in Barclays London. 

In addition to financial inclusion, he has established successful projects on youth entrepreneurship, preventive health, clean energy solutions, women's empowerment and integrated rural development programmes. Dr. Derban has received many awards in recognition of his work, including awards from the Kalahari Mobile Awards, Ghana Banking Awards, Clinton Global Initiative and Coffey International.

Dr. Derban earned his doctorate in Microfinance and Development Finance from the Nottingham Business School, UK. He has an MBA from University of Central England in Birmingham, UK and a first class degree in Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.