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Sami Sappong

Sami Sappong

I wish to offer the leadership experience I have gained from partnering with executives and Boards, to develop and implement business transformation strategies in the financial services industry. My experiences have provided me a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges that Credit Unions navigate to achieve profitable growth and enhance the wellbeing of members and their communities.

I have supported Boards in their governance roles by organizing strategic planning retreats, providing updates to the Risk Management Committee, and using KPIs to monitor and report on strategic plan performance, identifying early warning signals, and recommending actions to manage execution risk.

Sami’s work experience includes:

  • Sappong Consulting. Principal
  • Guaranteed Funeral Deposits (2021 – 2022) – Vice President, Business Development & Administration
  • World Vision Canada (2019 – 2020) – Vice President, Strategy & Efficiency Innovation
  • Meridian Credit Union (2015 – 2018) – Vice President, Strategic Planning & Project Management
  • Foresters Financial, New York, NY (2011 – 2014) – Vice President, Strategy & Planning
  • Sun Life Financial (2010 – 2011) – Director, Market Development
  • Foresters Financial (1998 – 2009):
    • Director, North American Strategy and Planning
    • Director, Business Technology
    • Director, Business Development
    • Project Director
    • Senior Project Manager

Sami’s Board and Committee experience includes:

  • Secretary, Board of Directors, New Life Prison Ministries (2021 – present)
  • Past Board of Directors Member – Victorian Order of Nurses (2007 – 2008) & Ensemble Noir Music Group (2004 – 2006)
  • Branch Councilor, Ontario South, Foresters Financial (current)