Jeremy Awori has taken up his role as Chief Executive Officer of the Ecobank Group, its parent company Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has announced.

He joins with over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, including close to a decade serving as CEO and Managing Director of Absa Bank Kenya. Prior to joining Absa, Awori served in leadership roles at Standard Chartered Bank across the Middle East and Africa.

Speaking on his appointment, Awori said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity to take Ecobank to the next level of its growth strategy. Despite current global challenges, Africa offers promising prospects. Ecobank is uniquely positioned to provide systematic change across the banking sector at a pan-African level, using the geographic footprint it has already established.”

He added, “Through our single gateway platform, we are well-positioned to provide the necessary financial products and solutions for countries, corporates, and SMEs to capitalize on the continent’s vast resource, trade and investment opportunities.”

In addition to the new appointment, Ecobank Group also partnered with Visa, last week, to provide micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) with access to Visa’s Practical Business Skills educational resource. The online training programme equips business owners and entrepreneurs with the requisite skills on starting a business, how to better manage their enterprise and make informed business decisions