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Former Non-executive Director and Chair, Risk Committee

Mr. Arnold Ekpe

Mr. Ekpe has deep experience and a proven track record in banking, finance and investments in Africa. He has served as Chief Executive of Ecobank and UBA, two of Africa’s leading financial institutions.

He had previously established and headed Citibank’s Structured and Corporate Finance business in Sub-Sahara-Africa, and was a partner at Capital Alliance, the leading private equity firm in West Africa.

During his career, Mr. Ekpe led several landmark initiatives and transactions, including leading Euromarket financings for leading South African banks and assisting African companies and governments in accessing financing on the Euromarkets.

As a two-time and longest-serving CEO of Ecobank, he was responsible for the transformation of the group from a West African bank to the first truly pan-African banking group. In between, he was responsible for turning around UBA in the early 2000s. He is acknowledged at being particularly effective at executing strategy.

Arnold holds a first-class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manchester University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Other members

Mr. Aminu Umar-Sadiq

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kolawole Owodunni

Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer

Mrs. Olubisi Makoju

Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer