The Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, Jim Baiden who has been in the banking industry for about 3 decades has officially retired from the Bank effective his Friday, October 26, 2018.
According to the Fidelity bank’s website, Jim Baiden was a Co-founder of Fidelity Bank and a member of the Bank’s 3 member Executive Directors team on the Board.
Jim currently had oversight responsibilities for the Consumer Banking strategy of Fidelity Bank as well as Customer Care, Brand and Corporate Communications, and worked with a great team to create a world-class financial institution.
As Chairman of the Fidelity Bank’s Assets, Liability Committee, ALCO, Jim had the ultimate responsibility of the liquidity policy and Balance Sheet strategy of the Bank.
As a key member of the start-up team of Fidelity Discount House in 1998, Jim served as General Manager, running the day-to-day dealing room operations of the Company.
In 2002 he was appointed Executive Director to the Board of the Discount House and worked assiduously with the management team that crafted the transition of this highly successful Money Market Intermediary to become a fully-fledged Bank in 2006.
Jim Baiden brought to Fidelity Bank over 25 years of core banking experience and specialist knowledge in Treasury and Commercial Banking.
He launched his banking career in the mid-80s at National Investment Bank where he managed various portfolios at the Branch and Head-Office levels.
He subsequently joined the start-up team of the then Securities Discount House in 1990 and rose to become the Chief Dealer and established a reputation as one of the best dealers on the Money Markets.
Jim Baiden has gained extensive international experience as an alumnus of Gerald & National a leading Money Market Intermediary in the City of London in the 1990s and the Darden School of Management, University of Virginia, USA.
Jim Baiden also holds a Master’s Degree in Banking & Finance from Finafrica Foundation, Italy as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Statistics from the University of Ghana, Legon.
Jim serves on a number of Boards including Stallion Trust & Administration. He is the Chairman of the Action Chapel Scholarship Foundation.
In a related development, Fidelity Bank the largest privately owned Ghanaian bank in the country was for the second time adjudged the best bank for the year 2017 at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Awards.