Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), parent of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan - African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, concluded its 30 th Annual General Meeting in Lomé, Togo, today.
Shareholders welcomed Ecobank’s return to profit for the year to 31 December 2017 as they approved all the resolutions at the AGM , which included the ratification of the co - option of M essrs . Monish Dutt, Brian Kennedy and David O’Sullivan as Directors. They are nominees of the International Finance Corporation, Nedbank Group and Qatar National Bank respectively.
The firms Deloitte and Touche , Nigeria and Grant Thornton Côte d’Ivoire were re - appointed as Joint Auditors for a one - year term.
Ecobank Group Chairman Emmanuel Ikazoboh said: “ Ecobank enjoyed a return to profitability in 2017 as the strengthen ing of underwriting and risk management processes began to address our legacy credit issues. The re were substantial improvements in the finan cial performance of our Consumer Bank and Corporate and Investment Bank divisions and the Board is confident that the foundations are now in place to enable the sustainable growth that will create shareholder value throughout Ecobank .”
Ade Ayeyemi, Group Chief Executive of Ecobank Group , said: “Our digitis ation strategy is rapidly yielding results that are putting Ecobank firmly on its path to becoming the digital bank of choice across its pan - African territories. Additionally, having ‘right - sized’ the bus iness and ‘fixed the basics’, Ecobank is leveraging its inherent strengths as middle Africa’s leading financial platform to the benefit of all its stakeholders as a strong and sustainable bank as it promote s economic development and financial integration a cross the African continent.”
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About Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’ or ‘The Group’)
Incorporated in Lomé, Togo in 1988, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’) is the parent company of the leading independent pan - African banking group, Ecobank. It currently has a presence in 36 African countries, namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Group employs 1 5,93 0 people in 40 different countries in over 94 0 branches and offices. Ecobank is a full - service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international organizations, medium, small and micro businesses and individuals. Additional information on Ecobank can be found at www.ecobank.com.