Ecobank Nigeria reshuffles board



The board of Ecobank Nigeria has elected Mr. John Oche Aboh, who was recently appointed as a Non-Executive Director, as its new Chairman.

The bank chief would bring with him a wealth of experience in the financial services industry, professionalism and integrity that has earned him global respect.

Aboh has over 30 years work experience in the banking industry; working at senior management and board levels in large Nigerian banks- Citibank, United Bank for Africa, Wema Bank, First Bank of Nigeria and former Oceanic Bank International.

He holds a degree in Finance from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; an MBA from the University of Jos; and an AMP from the Harvard University, Boston Massachusetts.

He now replaces Olor’ogun Sonny F. Kuku, who recently retired from the board after over 11 years, five of which was as Chairman.

Olor’ogun Kuku is one of the founding members of the Ecobank Group and under his tenure as Chairman of the bank, made remarkable progress in growing the lender’s market share by rising from 13th industry position in 2010 to sixth in 2015.

He is leaving the Board on a solid footing as one of the leading banks in Nigeria.

Also Mallam Garba Imam has being appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the bank, with extensive banking experience, having served in different capacities in several banks, including NAL Merchant Bank, Sterling Bank and Enterprise Bank.

He is a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management, UK; Fellow, Institute of Credit Administrators; Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers; member, Institute of Directors; and member of Bank Directors Association of Nigeria.

Imam holds a degree in Sociology and Masters of Social Science degree from Brimingham University United Kingdom.
Other Changes in the board include the retirement of Alhaji Muazu Anache and Mr. Orikolade Karim.

Anache, a pioneer investor in the Ecobank Group, is retiring as a Non-executive Director after nine years of dedicated service and commitment to the ideals of Ecobank.

Also, Karim resigned from the board after five years as a Non-Executive Director, having contributed in no small measure to the growth of the financial institution.

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