Jeremy Awori appointed as Group CEO at Ecobank

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Ecobank Group's parent company, has today announced the appointment of Jeremy Awori as Group Chief Executive Officer. Jeremy Awori will succeed Ade Ayeyemi, the current Group Chief Executive Officer, who is set to retire when he reaches the age of 60 as per the group's policy. “Jeremy Awori is a highly respected leader in the banking industry with significant achievements in his previous capacities. The Board of Directors strongly believes that his drive and strong focus on results will be vital in steering the Group in its next phase,” Ecobank Group Chairman Alain Nkontchou stated. In response to the announcement of his appointment, the incoming Group CEO, Jeremy Awori, stated: “It is a great honour to be appointed Ecobank Group’s Chief Executive Officer. I look forward to consolidating the transformation of Ecobank, a truly pan-African institution full of talented people while innovating to create value for all of Ecobank’s stakeholders. I am humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the continent’s economic development and financial integration with Ecobank Group.” READ: Absa Bank CEO Jeremy Awori to step down after a 10-year tenure Alain Nkontchou also commended Ade for his enormous contribution during his seven years as Group CEO of the Ecobank Group. “Ade can be rightly proud of his success in leading the implementation of the Roadmap to Leadership strategy, navigating Ecobank through challenges, seizing opportunities, and positioning Ecobank for sustainable long-term growth. Ade’s deep knowledge, unrivaled vision, commitment, and infinite passion made all the difference. It has been a real pleasure working with him. I count on his continuous support to ensure a smooth transition as we onboard Jeremy Awori as the new Group CEO,” Alain said. Jeremy Awori joins Ecobank Group after a twenty-five-year experience in the banking business, including nearly a decade as CEO & Managing Director of Absa Bank Kenya Plc. Prior to joining Absa, Jeremy held many leadership positions at Standard Chartered Bank in the Middle East and Africa.
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