Ecobank Group has announced the appointment of Mrs. Aissatou Djiba Diallo as its new Senior Fintech Advisor to strategically raise its support for the fintech sector.
A statement by the company’s group head, Corporate Communications, Adenike Laoye, said Djiba will lead the group’s fintech initiatives and advise senior management on the banking group’s fintech strategy.
It states that a large part of Djiba’s role will focus on growing the bank’s flagship annual fintech initiative – the Ecobank Fintech Challenge and Ecobank Fintech Fellowship – through which the Ecobank Group has promoted “Africa’s most promising fintech start-ups”.
Prior to joining Ecobank Group, Djiba was the Head of Innovations at Microsoft4Afrika, where she built the strategy to identify, support and attract key African fintech start-ups and partners to the Microsoft Cloud platform and oversaw 50 countries. Before that she was Marketing Manager, Partner and Strategy Program Lead for West and Central Africa, Microsoft.
Speaking on the appointment, Eddy Ogbogu, Group Executive, Operations and Technology, said “Djiba’s appointment represents an important step in the overall Ecobank Group’s fintech and digital agenda.
Djiba holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France, and is an aeronautics enthusiast.