Mr Bernard Tawiah

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About me

Bernard Tawiah is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting and Finance at Bristol Business School. 

Prior to his faculty appointment, he was a Finance Partner – Technology and Product Finance at New Zealand's largest telecommunications company where he served as a CFO for the Security and Telco tribes (a team of over 200 IT engineers and professionals). He provided financial advice to Tribe leads and supported business decision making through a combination of analytical insights, strategic acumen, and commercial mindedness.

Bernard, a Wellington Doctoral Scholar, has submitted his PhD in Finance thesis and his oral examination is due in a couple of months at Victoria University of Wellington. He has taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of Entrepreneurial Finance, Corporate Finance, and Investments. Bernard has publications in leading finance journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance. His work has also been profiled in Duke University Financial Economics Centre's blog. 

Bernard holds an MSc in Investment Analysis with Distinction from University of Stirling, UK where he was also awarded the Best Postgraduate academic dissertation in Accounting & Finance. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. In his ACCA professional exam, he was the best performing Ghanaian Candidate worldwide for Governance, Risk and Ethics. Bernard is the convener of the What I Wish I Knew (WIWIK) Conference; a human capital development initiative that has impacted over 10,000 young Ghanaians. 

Area of expertise

 Entrepreneurial finance, Corporate finance, Sustainability Finance, Corporate Governance, and Public Policy


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