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Bernard Mensah is head of credit and convertibles trading for the Asia region at Goldman Sachs. He was appointed as a managing director since December 2001. He joined the fixed income, currency, and commodities (FICC) division of Goldman in Hong Kong in 2000 as an executive director. Bernard has over ten years of experience in the investment banking business. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he worked for Credit Suisse Financial Products as a senior credit trader in London and Asia market credit products in Asia. Bernard received his BA in social sciences in the Joint School of Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bristol in 1989. He is a qualified chartered accountant and became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales in 1992. He is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.