ECOBANK Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group banking group, has announced that Jeremy Awori has officially assumed his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to take Ecobank to the next level of its growth strategy. Despite current global challenges, Africa offers promising prospects. Ecobank is uniquely positioned to provide systematic change across the banking sector at a pan-African level, using the geographic footprint it has already established,” Awori said on his appointment.
“Through our single gateway platform, we are well-positioned to provide the necessary financial products and solutions for countries, corporates, and SMEs to capitalise on the continent’s vast resource, trade and investment opportunities. We also provide relevant, accessible, and affordable financial services that address the evolving needs of a vibrant, youthful, and entrepreneurial continent. Ecobank’s brand and heritage continue to be a source of pride.”
Ecobank Group Chairman Alain Nkontchou said Awori’s exceptional and proven qualities as a result-oriented effective leader with an extensive knowledge of the African banking landscape, make him the ideal choice to steer the growth of the Ecobank Group through the current era of rapid global and continental changes.
Nkontchou further noted that Awori has the full support of the ETI Board.
Awori brings with him over 25 years of experience in the banking industry including close to a decade serving as CEO and Managing Director of Absa Bank Kenya.
Prior to joining Absa, Jeremy served in leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank across the Middle East and Africa.
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