Lome, 9 July 2018 – Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, ETI, the Lome-based parent company of the Ecobank Group, today announced that Mr. Charles Kie has confirmed his intention to leave his role as Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria Limited and will also be leaving the Group.
Prior to his current role at Ecobank Nigeria, Mr. Kie was the Group Executive, Corporate and Investment Bank for Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), responsible for leading the Ecobank Group’s Corporate and Investment Banking business across the global network of 40 countries, 36 of which are in Africa. He joined Ecobank in October 2011 as Chief Operating Officer of the then Ecobank Capital, and was subsequently appointed the Head of the Group’s Corporate Banking business.
Before joining the Ecobank Group, between 2008-2011, Mr. Kie was Group CEO of Groupe Banque Atlantique, based in Togo and then Cote d’Ivoire. Mr. Kie also had a successful career with Citibank between 1997 and 2008, rising to the position of CEO of Citigroup West Africa between 2004 and 2008.
The Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ade Ayeyemi, said: “I would like to thank Charles for his immense contributions to the Group. He has certainly laid a strong foundation at Ecobank Nigeria and we wish him well in his future endeavours”
Mr. Kie said: “I am proud of what the team and I have achieved together, and I thank them for the good work and their unwavering commitment to Ecobank. I extend my sincere appreciation to the Board. Despite some of the market challenges that we faced over the years, our customers have always been loyal, and it is their patronage that makes the future brighter.”
The Chairman of the Ecobank Nigeria Board, Mr. John Aboh, also congratulated Mr. Kie for the good work he and his team had achieved, and said he looked forward to the Bank improving on this.
The Board will immediately activate the process of selecting a successor. The successful candidate will be announced before the end of August. Mr. Kie will manage the affiliate throughout the transition period to ensure a smooth handover to his successor.
Mireille Bokpe-Anoumou Group Communications
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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 over 17,000 people in 40 different countries in over 1,200 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 ecobank.com.