Dr. Stephen Hammond (DBA) is currently the President of the Institute of Project Management Professionals, and the General Manager, Operations at the National Investment Bank Limited (NIB). Dr. Hammond is an organizational transformation strategist, problem solver and results-oriented individual with over 19 years of practical banking experience. He started his working career with Harley Reed Consultancy (GH) Ltd, (an International Management Consulting Firm) as Planner & Organizational Development Analyst.
Dr. Hammond worked for GCB Bank Ltd, where he held various management positions including Head of Sales & Marketing (SME/1D1F), Head of Business Process Improvement, Change Manager and Branch Manager for five branches. He is a part-time Lecturer and a Dissertation Supervisor for the M.Sc. Management Program at the University of Salford, Manchester. His competence and expertise are in the areas of Organizational Transformation, Business Process Improvement and Re-engineering, Change Management, Project Management, Banking Operations, Strategic Development and Execution, and Lean Six Sigma Deployment.
Dr. Stephen Hammond holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Swiss Management Centre University, Switzerland; MBA in Strategic & Project Management from Paris Graduate School of Management, France; and BSc (Hons) Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi. He is a Fellow Member of Institute of Project Management Professionals (FPMP); Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB); Member, Ghana Institute of Planners (GIP); Fellow, Chartered Institute of Financial & Investment Analysts (F.FIA); Member, Chartered Professional Administrators (Ch.PA); and Member, Chartered Management Consultants (CMC). Internationally, Dr. Hammond holds the following certifications: Certified Project Management Practitioner (Prince 2 Practitioner); Certified Change Management Practitioner from Learning Tree, London (UK); Customer Service Trainer from Service Quality Institute (USA); and ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (American Society of Quality CSSBB).