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ECOBANK Group appoints Jeremy Awori CEO

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, on Monday announced the appointment of Jeremy Awori the Chief Executive Officer. Awori is to…

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the parent company of the Ecobank Group, on Monday announced the appointment of Jeremy Awori the Chief Executive Officer.

Awori is to succeed the current Group CEO, who will retire after he attains the age of 60, in accordance with the bank’s policy, it said in a statement sent to the Nigerian Exchange Limited.

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The relevant effective dates will be communicated in due course, the lender said.

Alain Nkontchou, Ecobank Group Chairman, thanked Ade for his immense contribution during his seven years at the helm of the Ecobank Group as Group CEO.

He described Mr. Awori as a highly respected leader in the banking industry with significant achievements in his previous capacities.

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

Awori  is coming to Ecobank Group after a twenty-five-year long career in the banking industry, of which he spent about a decade leading Absa Bank Kenya Plc as the CEO & Managing Director.