March 22, 2023

Ecobank Nigeria Gets New CEO As Ade Ayeyemi Retires

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the parent company of the Ecobank Group, on Monday September 12th, 2022 announced that the current Group Chief Executive Officer, Ade Ayeyemi will retire after he attains the age of 60, in accordance with ETI policy.

Be that as it may, Jeremy Awori has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Ade Ayeyemi as Group Chief Executive Officer.

However, speaking on the development, Ecobank Group Chairman, Alain Nkontchou said; “We are proud of Ade’s 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.”

“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.”

Ayeyemi expressing his gratitude for the opportunity to lead the Ecobank Group, said; “It is a privilege to lead an amazing team of Ecobankers in bringing the Ecobank Group back to growth and continuing to realise our commendable pan-African mandate.”

Also, the incoming Group CEO, Jeremy Awori, reacting to his appointment, said; “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 Ecobank’s stakeholders.”

“I am humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the continent’s economic development and financial integration with Ecobank Group”.

It is interesting to know that Jeremy Awori is joining Ecobank Group following a 25-year long career in the banking industry, with almost a decade leading Absa Bank Kenya Plc. as the CEO & Managing Director.

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