At Temple, we believe that the quality of our people is the single most important determinant of our ability to consistently exceed our clients expectations. As such, we seek to serve our clients with a diverse team of professionals who have demonstrated a strong commitment to intellectual vigour and professional excellence in their respective areas of focus through the course of their academic and professional lives.

We take pride in the quality of professionals we have in our team, with their strong investment banking background to deliver excellent service for our clients

Temple has a strong management team with cumulative 32 years of investment banking experience in Ghana, Africa, Asia, Europe and the U.S.A.


Meet the team

Cecilia Hesse - Managing Director

Cecilia has over twelve (12) years of experience in investment banking in Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe. She was most recently the Head of Debt Solutions at Stanbic Bank Ghana, where she led the investment banking debt team in loan syndications, corporate term lending, debt capital markets and structured trade finance. Prior to joining Stanbic, Cecilia worked in the City of London with firms such as Standard Chartered Bank, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

During her tenure at Stanbic, she led the structuring and execution of the largest ever Cedi denominated loan syndication in Ghana for MTN Ghana (Scancom) Limited in June 2012.  At Standard Chartered – UK, she structured and executed several pioneering debt financing transactions in the African debt capital markets space for sovereigns, corporates and financial institutions including several landmark deals which won the “Deal of the Year“ award by The Banker (FT) Magazine.

Cecilia has a strong educational background in finance having a Master of Science degree from The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)and a Bachelor of Science in Investment Banking (first class honors) from the University of Reading.



Kodjo Hesse

Mr. Hesse is an experienced investment banker with a strong quantitative background. Kodjo has over twelve (12) years of experience in banking, trading and technology in the UK, US, Japan and Ghana. Kodjo was previously Vice President at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the UK in the Fixed Income Division, working on the foreign exchange exotics options trading business worth over US$ 2 billion. He has also worked in Structured Credit and Fixed Income Strategies for one of the largest global hedge funds, Citadel Investments Group and Lehman Brothers, Japan.

Kodjo spearheaded and implemented innovative applications and product solutions for leading international financial institutions in the UK, Japan and US.

Mr. Hesse has a strong educational background with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and a minor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  He also has an MSc from the Oxford University, UK in Mathematical Finance.