El Farouk Umar has over 25 years of experience as an Information Technology Operations Professional. Over the past 15 years, he has held senior executive positions providing strategic leadership in global financial services, public sector management, e-commerce, and business start-ups. He has extensive expertise in information management technology, enterprise operations management, business finance, and information security.
Farouk has four years of experience in the United States Army Corps, Washington DC, where he supported technology platforms across Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe. He was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Board Advisory Limited. Between 2012 and 2020, Farouk also served as Chief Information Officer at Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) where he led the Bank’s technology transformation.
Farouk holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Investment) from the College of William & Mary Virgins, US. He also holds two Bachelor of Science degrees; the first in Business Administration from the University of Ghana, and the second in Criminal Justice Planning from John Jay College, New York, US.