Francis Sapara-Grant (Dr.) Board Member
areas of expertise
- Pension Scheme Administration
- Banking & Finance
- MA Economics & Statistics from the Odessa Institute of National Economy, Odessa, Ukraine
- PhD in Economics from the St. Petersburg State Engineering Economic University in Russia
Dr. Francis Sapara-Grant is an economist with over twenty-two years’ experience in pension scheme administration. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of GLICO Pensions Trustee Company – one of the leading corporate trustees that has been licensed to administer pension schemes in Ghana. He is also a trustee and Technical Consultant for the Cocoa Abrabopa Pension Scheme, which is a pension scheme designed purposely for an association of over 20,000 cocoa farmers in Ghana. He was appointed a director of Ghana Reinsurance Company Limited in August 2017.
Prior to his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of GLICO Pensions, Dr. Sapara-Grant was the Managing Director of SSNIT Informal Sector Fund (SISF), a subsidiary company of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and was responsible for establishing the first national pension scheme for workers in the informal sector of Ghana.
Dr. Sapara-Grant holds a Masters’ degree in Economics/Statistics from the Odessa Institute of National Economy, Odessa, Ukraine and a PhD in Economics from the St. Petersburg State Engineering Economic University in Russia. He is also a product of Accra Academy where he obtained his secondary education.
Among his other experiences, Dr. Sapara-Grant was a Supervising Board Member of Procredit Savings and Loans (Ghana) Limited– a member of the Procredit Group, which is an international banking group with presence in 21 countries. He was a member of the implementation Sub-Committee on the Informal Sector of the Presidential Commission on Pensions that designed the three-tier pension scheme for Ghana. He is currently a member of the Informal Sector Working Group which has the responsibility for advising the National Pensions Regulatory Authority of Ghana on the extension of pension coverage to the workforce in the Informal Sector of the economy.