Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, says Jeremy Awori has officially resumed as Chief Executive Officer, replacing Ade Ayeyemi, 52, who retired after seven years in the saddle, and attaining the age of 60.
The new GCEO joins Ecobank Group after a 25-year long career banking career, almost a decade of which was as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Absa Bank Kenya Plc, after holding multiple leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank across the Middle-East and Africa.
The statement quoted Awori as saying his new role is “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.
“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,” he stressed.
For Alain Nkontchou, Ecobank Group Chairman, “Jeremy 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.”
The Group Chairman assured Iwori of the ETI board’s full support in his desire to lead the group to the next level.