Jude Addo is a Ghanaian corporate banker and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the Director, Private Banker at Standard Chartered Bank. Jude also spent four and a half years at J.P. Morgan performing various roles in Corporate Banking, Market Risk, and Equities Technology. At J.P. Morgan, he also served as the Co-Chair for Career & Talent Development for J.P. Morgan’s BOLD network, which is the ‘Black Organisation for Leadership Development’. In this capacity, Jude aided the recruitment of top black talent from the U.K.’s leading institutions to advance the bank’s diversity agenda.
He has a passion for entrepreneurship which in 2014, led to the formation of publishing startup, Aquabooks. In April 2016, he was inducted into the prestigious Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance, an ecosystem of young African entrepreneurs spearheading high-impact social and business ventures across the continent.
In 2015, Jude launched the Cornerstone Project, a lifelong initiative to unite young adults in matters of profundity, charity, and other virtues hinged on the ‘cornerstones’ of the Christian faith. In addition, Jude currently serves as the head of the young adult ministry in his local church, ACi UK and is also a published author of two critically acclaimed novels.