Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lome-based parent company of Ecobank Group, has announced the appointment of Ayo Adepoju as Group Chief Financial Officer, with immediate effect.
This was contained in a statement signed by the company’s Group Head, Corporate Communications, Adenike Laoye.
The statement also said, as a member of the Group Executive Committee, Mr Adepoju will report directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed Acting Group Chief Financial Officer in April 2019.
Prior to his current role, Adepoju was Group Head of Business Performance and Analytics. He worked on the strategic aspects of the financial management of the group, including close equity investor interaction. He has built up significant experience within the group and has a deep understanding of the underlying drivers of the business across Africa which are imperative for the continued growth of the group.
Adepoju has also worked in the past as Ecobank’s Group Financial Controller, where he was responsible for financial and regulatory reporting for the group. Prior to joining Ecobank, he had a career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Lagos as an Assurance Manager in the financial services practice.
He is an Accounting graduate of the University of Lagos, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with First Class Honours, and has an MBA from Warwick Business School, United Kingdom.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) with national overall best prize awards at two consecutive stages of the ICAN examinations. He has attended executive education courses at both the Harvard Business School and London Business School.
The bank has also appointed Nana Araba Abban as Group Head, Consumer Banking with immediate effect.
She will be a member of the Group Executive Committee and report directly to the Group Chief Executive Officer.
A Chartered Accountant (FCCA) with over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Nana had, before joining Ecobank, held several senior positions with Standard Chartered Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland, amongst others in product portfolio management, product accounting and banking operations.