Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, has announced that its new chief executive officer, Jeremy Awori, has assumed his role with effect from March 1.
The group appointed Awori in September 2022 following the mandatory retirement of the former chief executive officer, Ade Ayeyemi, who clocked 60.
In a press statement, Awori said his appointment was a fantastic opportunity to take Ecobank to the next level of growth, despite current global challenges.
He noted that Ecobank was uniquely positioned to provide systematic change across the banking sector at a pan-African level, using the geographic footprint it had already established.
The Group Chairman of Ecobank, Alain Nkontchou, described the new CEO as a result-oriented effective leader with extensive knowledge of the African banking landscape.
He said, “These qualities make him the ideal choice to steer the growth of the Ecobank Group through the era of rapid global and continental changes.”