Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group, has appointed Jeremy Awori as Chief Executive Officer.
Speaking on his new role, Awori said it was fantastic opportunity to take Ecobank to the next level of its growth strategy.
He said despite current global challenges, Africa offers promising prospects and 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 resources, 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 said.
Also speaking, Ecobank Group Chairman, Alain Nkontchou, said 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.
Jeremy Awori brings with him over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, including close to a decade serving as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Absa Bank Kenya Plc.
Prior to joining Absa, Jeremy served in leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank across the Middle East and Africa and his extensive expertise, skills, and industry know-how make him a valuable addition to the Ecobank Group.
Ecobank Group is the leading private pan-African banking group with unrivalled African expertise, Present in 35 sub-Saharan African countries, as well as France, the UK, UAE and China, its unique pan-African platform provides a single gateway for payments, cash management, trade and investment.
The Group employs over 13,000 people and offers Consumer, Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking products, services and solutions across multiple channels, including digital, to over 32 million customers.